West London-based music school National Opera Studio will host an evening of music exploring the themes of love, betrayal and deceit in Mozart’s operas led by students from the studio’s Young Artists’ Programme.
Taking place at London’s Hoxton Hall, Mozart: Secrets & Seduction will feature well-known scenes from a selection of the composer’s most celebrated operas, performed by singers on the Young Artists’ Programme. This semi-staged concert will include piano accompaniment from National Opera Studio’s four student répétiteurs.
The programme comprises: Act 1 Scenes 1-2 and Act 2 Scene 2 of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, 1786); Act 3 Scene 3 and Act 2 Scene 6 ‘Pria di partir, oh Dio!’ (‘Before leaving, oh Gods’) from Idomeneo (1781); the Act 1 Finale of Così fan tutte (Women are like that, 1790); Act 1 Scenes 3-5 from Don Giovanni; ‘Che lieto giorno, che contentezza’ (‘What a happy day that contentment’) from La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden-Girl, 1775); and ‘Va, l’error mio palesa’ (Go! Reveal my error’) from Mitridate (1770).
This one-off performance takes place on 11 May. Doors open at 6.30pm, with the concert starting at 7.30pm; it will end at around 9.15pm. Tickets are on sale now and cost £15.
National Opera Studio’s Young Artists Programme is aimed at young singers and répétiteurs who are about to take the step into a fully professional career. The programme accepts 12 singers and four répétiteurs each year. This nine-month intensive course is free and open to applicants from all backgrounds.
At the core of the programme are three residencies that take place during the nine-month training, in association with National Opera Studio’s partner opera companies, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera.
Mozart: Secrets & Seduction was created during a residency with Leeds-based company Opera North. National Opera Studio’s students are looking forward to bringing the concert to London, the music college said.
Students from National Opera Studio’s Young Artists’ Programme will perform scenes from Mozart’s best-known operas in Mozart: Secrets & Seduction, an evening of music and song.