Featured soloist, City of Oxford Orchestra

I’m looking forward to returning to the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, this Saturday, to appear for a fourth time with the City of Oxford Orchestra, under Stephen Bell. This is their 50th anniversary year, and I’ll be singing arias from La fille du Regiment, Die Dubarry, and Die Fledermaus. Please visit here for tickets.Pam-25

Title Role in The Merry Widow

I have just been invited to play Hanna Glawari, the title role, in a new production of The Merry Widow for Kentish Opera. Performances will be 13-16 May at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. Please visit www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk for tickets.

Mimi in Olivier Award-winning La Boheme

The dates have just been confirmed for our revival of the Olivier Award-winning La Boheme.  Please visit my gigs calendar for the dates and times, or click here to go to the Kings Head Theatre website and book tickets.Boheme bus

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Mimi in Olivier Award-winning La Boheme

I’ve been invited to reprise my role in the Olivier Award-winning production of La Boheme as leading lady Mimi. In celebration of their fifth anniversary, record-breaking company Opera Up Close will revive their production at the King’s Head Theatre, London this Christmas season.Boheme original

Website by Plows Design

What a beautiful place to meet with my web designer, the talented Russell Plows. Please enjoy the changes he’s made to my site, and visit plowsdesign.co.uk for more!image

Name-checked on Nunhead American Radio

Comedian Lewis Shaffer gave me a mention on the latest edition of his “Nunhead American Radio” show on London’s Resonance 104.4 FM. I’ve been spotted as the latest American in Nunhead, and I’ll speak to him about my life in Nunhead and London on 30 June.  You can see Lewis Shaffer’s website here, and to listen to the latest episode, please visit here.

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New QR code for www.pamelahay.com

I’ve commissioned a QR code for my website, and had it turned into a rubber stamp. It’s just arrived, and looks great. Please have a scan!
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Return to Conway Hall

I had a great time with innovative orchestra sound collective in their most recent appearance at London’s Conway Hall.  Part of the MusicUpClose series of behind-the-scenes talks with musicians, our concert featured music of Richard Strauss, Schubert, Mozart and John Tavener. This was my second appearance for MusicUpClose, and my third with sound collective.MUC IV Grand Finale 2

Soloist on BBC Radio 3

You can still hear a clip of my appearance on BBC Radio 3’s flagship programme In Tune.  I sang the aria “Che fiero momento” from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, with Philip Voldman on piano. Please click here to listen on the BBC website.In Tune recording

Special mention in Opera Now

Check out this month’s Opera Now magazine, where I’ve been mentioned by Robert Thicknesse in his article celebrating 20 years of the company Opera della Luna.

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“Pamela Hay as Yum-Yum and Simon Butteriss’s ineffable Ko-Ko turning an evening that could have been stultifying into something quite enchanting.”image

Soloist at Conway Hall, London

I will be singing music of Tavener, Richard Strauss, Schubert, and Mozart in London’s beautiful Conway Hall next week, in the forthcoming Finale of the latest series of MusicUpClose.

 
Hosted by eminent Professor of Philosophy at Kings College, London, Bill Brewer, the evening contains a wonderful variety of music with live performances of composers as diverse as Dvorák and Debussy, Strauß and Mozart.
Inside our Minds : How do we respond to music?  will be a fascinating combination of explanation, exploration and discussion, as well as fabulous live performances from musicians from sound collective, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire.   7.30 Tuesday June 3 at Conway Hall, Holborn. For tickets, please visit www.conwayhall.org.ukMUC IV Grand Finale 2

 

Recital at Redbridge Music Society

I had a fantastic time singing for the Redbridge Music Society this week. What a beautiful acoustic at the Lambourne Room, and what a lovely crowd! Audio clips to follow soon. IMG_5845

Recital for Redbridge Music Society

I’m busy preparing for my recital next week with the Redbridge Music Society.  I’ll be singing a programme of Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt, as well as a second half of songs written for Gertrude Lawrence and Barbara Cook.  The fabulous pianist Mike Pugh will be accompanying. For ticket information please visit here.

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Kate O’Mara

Very sad to hear about the death of Kate O’Mara. Here we were together in 2010 at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon in a gala fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. She was in costume for a tribute to Marlene Dietrich, and I was singing “Glitter and Be Gay”. A shining light has gone out. DSC07973

Euridice at the Royal Albert Hall

Our performance of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice was a big success at the Royal Albert Hall. With 2000 primary school children’s voices joining in all the choruses in 4-part harmony, to a packed-out hall, English Pocket Opera Company  fulfilled phase 4 of its remit to bring opera to children. The MC was Channel 4 news’ Jon Snow, and David Walliams gave a speech in his role as patron.Euridice RAH1

Euridice at the Royal Albert Hall

I will be singing Euridice at the Royal Albert Hall on 17th March in English Pocket Opera Company’s production of Orfeo ed Euridice.   The performance marks the next phase of EPOC’s project with Camden Music Service, to involve primary schools with opera.OE Marius Finale

New photos from Joshua Hayes Photography

Thank you to Joshua Hayes for some beautiful photographs of my role as Euridice with English Pocket Opera Company’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Please visit http://www.joshphotographer.com for more information about his work.ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE  By Joshua Hayes _2014 (3)

Duruflé Requiem at Paisley Abbey

A big thank-you to everyone at Paisley Abbey for a great concert.  The Duruflé Requiem was beautifully sung, and stirringly conducted by George McPhee.

Mimi in La Boheme

I’ve been invited to reprise my role as Mimi in Opera Up Close’s production of La Boheme that won the Olivier Award when we appeared at the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. This one-off Valentine’s Day performance will be at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.Boheme original

New photos from Marius Photography

A big thank-you to Marius Photography for their beautiful photographs of Orfeo ed Euridice at Central Saint Martins. OE Marius opening 1

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