The Royal Opera House’s Learning and Participation Department’s National Schools Programme has been awarded “Highly Commended” in the Teach Primary Awards! Out of 8 shortlisted finalists, we were in the top three, recognised for our ‘outstanding’ remote learning content. Lots […]
We’re in The Stage! I gave a workshop at the Royal Opera House with an extended vocal workout and taught some of Carmen, alongside the marvellous Louise Bakker delivering drama work, to teachers from the ROH’s partner, The Eliot Foundation Academies […]
Honoured that The Bang Straws film is selected for the UK Competition @raindancefilmfestival! Screening Saturday 29th at 3.45pm @riocinema Dalston. Tickets still available and Q&A with @amelobernardo. So chuffed to have had a role in this remarkable film.
It’s a wrap! Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House to an audience of thousands across the U.K., exploring “What is Opera?” and the music of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Joined by the incredible director Louise Bakker, and all managed […]
I was a pointless answer in the Pointless final tonight! Sherlock Holmes, not the Underground station. Photo courtesy of our esteemed Leporello, Ian Pope. Elvira Forever!
Always the best start to the week: a day of devising our latest live broadcast! Proud to be a Create and Sing Artist.
I can finally announce that I am now the Chair Elect of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). After the marvellous AOTOS Summer Residential Conference at Clare College, Cambridge hosted by current Chair Nicola-Jane Kemp, I have very big […]
My wonderful singing pupil received incredible reviews for his role in Yeoman of the Guard at The Grange Festival. One review in particular jumped out at me: “His voice was striking, very much an extension to his speech (which is […]
Today was the day! Jonathan Ainscough and I broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to over 80 schools nationwide. We presented our new Create and Sing The Magic Flute materials, including the new warm up that I devised, and […]
I am thrilled to announce that my film The Bang Straws, directed by Michelle Williams Gamaker, has been selected from over 2600 entries to be one of 46 features at Whitechapel Gallery, as part of London Open 2022. It will […]
Absolute treat to look after the singing of the Youth Opera Company in the Royal Opera House rehearsal of Cavalleria Rusticana under Antonio Pappano today. Warming them up in the space was thrilling, and they sounded fab!
Just been sent this picture of me warming up the children for the Royal Opera House Family Sunday on March 6. The theme was “Flying High”, and I led this group of children in a vocal workshop, singing Papageno’s duet […]
On my way back from Doncaster, teaching this gorgeous music to the delightful children of Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun schools, in preparation for their big performance of Hansel and Gretel in July. Sounding great already!
I have had the pleasure of being invited to work as singing teacher and conductor to the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company. After having giving singing lessons to the children over Easter, I’ve just returned from a day conducting […]
Just wrapped on a day of filming at the Royal Opera House. The Learning and Participation department hired a film crew to film me singing and teaching the new Create and Sing The Magic Flute. It was an honour to […]
Just finished my first workshop for the Royal Opera House’s Create and Sing programme. We did a virtual delivery of the Hansel and Gretel materials. Here’s a cheeky screenshot from just before we began. What a joy to be creating […]
Excited to share that The Bang Straws has been back in the cinema this week, at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London’s Southbank. Part of the London Short Film Festival, it looked beautiful on the big screen, where it […]
Utterly delighted to have joined Jeff Clarke and the incredible Opera Della Luna for their annual Christmas Nuts concerts. So fortunate we all stayed well enough to sing. Here is a cheeky photo from our final concert of the year, […]
Delighted to be back performing with Opera Della Luna in their ever-popular Christmas Nuts concerts. Here’s a sneaky backstage picture from our first one in the Cotswolds. So fortunate to be out singing with these talented colleagues!
Overjoyed to have conducted Newton Prep’s elite Training Choir at their elegant Festival of Carols concert at Holy Trinity Sloane Square. The children sang beautifully, off the back of their hard work for their Summer Residential in Cambridge.