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

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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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Invited back to City of Oxford 2015

The City of Oxford Orchestra has invited me back to appear with them in their swan song next year.  The Viennese New Year Concert in 2015 will be their last, and my fourth appearance with this glorious group.  We had them laughing in the aisles of the Sheldonian this year with Strauss under Stephen Bell.IMG_4263

Reviews out for Orfeo ed Euridice

We’ve had some great notices for Orfeo ed Euridice.  The Stage said of my performance, “Pamela Hay – lovely work,” and Seen and Heard International said, “Pamela Hay’s Euridice was often touching, with a good sense of style.”  OE Marius opening 1

Orpheus and Eurydice opening night

We have opened to great reviews at Central Saint Martins! Claire Seymour of Opera Today said: “As Eurydice, soprano Pamela Hay revealed a glittering upper register and strong, varied characterisation, capable of both the intensity and insouciance that the different settings require. The sweetness of her tone and elegance of phrase garnered much pity for Eurydice.” Please click here for full review. OE Clare Bradley Opening1

Now on BBC iPlayer: Pamela on “In Tune”

English Pocket Opera performed live on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme on 16 January, to discuss our upcoming production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.  I sang Euridice’s aria “Che fiero momento” with Musical Director Philip Voldman at the piano. You can now hear our appearance on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit here to listen, until Thursday 23rd January.In Tune recording

Singing live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme

I’ll be singing live on BBC Radio 3’s live drive-time In Tune programme tomorrow 16th January. Members of English Pocket Opera Company will appear in an interview with Sean Rafferty, and we will also be singing some highlights from our current production, Orpheus and Eurydice. Please tune in to hear me sing “Che fiero momento,” among other music by Gluck.  Opera Blocks1

Euridice with English Pocket Opera Company

I’ve been invited to return to English Pocket Opera Company, to appear as Euridice in their production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.  The production will be part of their collaboration with the Performance Design and Practice course of Central St. Martins, an institution with a long and illustrious history.  It will be a “promenade” production,  designed by 9 up-and-coming young designers in 8 different locations around Central St. Martins’s  spectacular new building at King’s Cross. Please visit tinyurl.com/EPOCorpheus for tickets.  Orpheus poster

Soloist at Paisley Abbey

I’ve been invited to appear as soloist in Paisley Abbey’s upcoming performance of Duruflé Requiem.  The performance will be on 2 March, conducted by George MacPhee.  Please check back soon for more details.PamelaKurt9

Recital with the Redbridge Music Society

I’ve been invited by the prestigious Redbridge Music Society to give a recital for them next May. Redbridge Music Society was founded in 1949 by Stanley Robertson. Since its inception many internationally famous musicians have performed or given presentations for the Society and past Presidents of the Society include the accompanist Gerald Moore, concert pianist John Ogden and the operatic baritone Derek Hammond-Stroud. The current President is the conductor Dr Donald Hoskins MBE. The recital will be at the Lambourne Room, Redbridge Town Hall, on 13 May 2014, accompanied by the esteemed pianist Michael Pugh. PamelaKurt1

BBC Radio 3 broadcast available online

If you’d like to listen to the broadcast of my concert as soloist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, please go to BBC Radio 3’s website by clicking here.

The broadcast will be available until Sunday 22 September 2013. Part of BBC Radio 3’s “Sound of Cinema” series, “BBC SSO at the Movies” was conducted by Stephen Bell and also featured tenor Jamie MacDougall.PamelaKurt9

New Gretel photographs

Many thanks to Joshua Hayes for his beautiful photographs of my performance as Gretel with English Pocket Opera Company’s new production earlier this year. They are now available to view in my Gallery, or you can visit his website at www.joshphotographer.com

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BBC Radio 3 debut this Sunday

I will be making my BBC Radio 3 debut this Sunday 15 September at 2 pm.  It will be a broadcast of my appearance in concert with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, as part of their “Sound of Cinema” series. Please visit here for more details.PamelaKurt5