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 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

Gretel. Photograph by Joshua Hayes.

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

BBC Radio 3 debut

I will make my debut as soloist on BBC Radio 3 this month. My second appearance with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will be broadcast on 15 September.PamelaKurt9

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Back by popular demand, I will be appearing again in the City of Oxford Orchestra’s annual New Year concert, appearing as soloist under conductor Stephen Bell in the beautiful Sheldonian Theatre.  This will mark my third appearance with this excellent orchestra. Please visit back here for programme and ticket information as it becomes available. Pam-16

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows is available to buy on dvd now: get your copies and a chance to see me as Donna Elvira, in scenes with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law!

Sherlock Holmes

Website launched for iPad and iPhone

A big thank you to Russell Plows for the newly configured website! We are now live on iPad and iPhone, using his beautifully-designed custom themes. Thank you!

Friday Night is Music Night

My March 2011 appearance with Friday Night is Music Night was recently rebroadcast on BBC Radio 2. Presented by Claire Teal and conducted by Roderick Dunk, I sang music by Dvorak, Canteloube, and Gershwin.DSC08163

Gretel for English Pocket Opera Company

I am currently playing Gretel in English Pocket Opera’s new production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The performances will take place at Central Saint Martins, in collaboration with their BA Performance Design and Practice course. Directed by Mark Tinkler and accompanied by Philip Voldman, the performances also feature Hannah Pedley as Hansel, Anna Gregory as the Mother/Witch, and Wyn Pencarreg as the Father. Please visit the Gigs calendar for ticket information, or click here for more details.Gretel for English Pocket Opera Company

Soloist with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

I will be returning to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra this Sunday at the Glasgow City Halls. Appearing as soloist alongside Jamie MacDougall, I will be singing a programme entitled “Christmas at the Movies: The Academy Award Winners,” to be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland soon thereafter. The concert will be conducted by Stephen Bell; please click here for more details and tickets.

Gretel in Hansel and Gretel

I will be playing Gretel in a new production of Hansel and Gretel in London. The performances will be the end of January with English Pocket Opera Company. Check back soon for dates and ticket information.

Soloist with the Brighton Philharmonic

Pamela will be returning to the Brighton Dome for her third appearance with the Brighton Philharmonic. She will be singing operetta classics for their New Year’s Eve Viennese concert, conducted by Stephen Bell. Pamela Hay with Brighton Philharmonic