Will Todd's charming children's opera returns to Opera Holland Park's magical Yukka Lawn to thrill a 4th year of audiences.
Victoria will reprise her roles of Alice's mum and the Mad Hatter on performances on July 28th, August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th.
Alice's website can be found here.
Conductor Sir Richard Armstrong
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Caroline Modiba soprano
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip tenor
Barnaby Rae bass
Maya Verlaak Carrier
Verdi Messa di Requiem
Verdi’s monumental work is a fitting tribute for this much loved concert hall. Of operatic proportions, this great piece is full of drama, lyricism and Italian spirit. With the Conservatoire's premiere orchestra and chorus under the baton of one of the UK's leading Verdian conductors, this special final concert and BBC Radio 3 live broadcast promises to deliver a celebration of the magnitude that the Adrian Boult Hall deserves and a compelling nod to the Conservatoire's exciting future.
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Ryan Wigglesworth, English National Opera’s Composer in Residence, was inspired to write Echo and Narcissus after reading Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid.
He eventually settled on his ideal setting, complete with dialogue, narrative and reflection, after performing Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared.
Mark Padmore and Victoria Simmonds join Wigglesworth for the work’s London première.
- Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Liederkreis Op. 39
- Ryan Wigglesworth (b.1979)
- Echo and Narcissus (London première) 
- Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
- The Diary of One who Disappeared
- Co-commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, Musik im Reisen, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation
There will also be a performance of the same programme in the Wattens Musik im Riesen Festival in Austria on Sunday 29th May at 8pm. click here for details.
Victoria reprises her role as Angel 2/Marie in George Benjamin's first full-length opera with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Taking in 5 cities over 7 days, the piece will be performed in Dortmund, Cologne, Barcelona, and Madrid before coming to the Barbican Centre in London.
more details will appear as they are known
Victoria reprises the award winning title role she created for Opera North in 2007, along with many other original cast members, in a concert performance for Cambridge Philharmonic. For booking details please click here.
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
Victoria plays the title role in this rarely seen piece which, in the late 19th century, was one of the most performed operas of it's time. Other performances: Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm Lewes Town Hall, Sunday 22nd November at 3pm Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins
Director: Harry Fehr
Designer: Eleanor Wdowski
New Sussex Opera Chorus
St Paul's Sinfonia
Sung in English
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Will Todd's wonderful piece for children is brought to the Linbury for it's first performance inside a theatre. Commissioned by Holland Park in 2013, the opera has been a sell-out and critical success for each successive year, as well as the CD reaching No.1 in the Specialist Classical Chart in it's first week of release. Victoria plays the rôles of Alice's Mother and Mad Hatter.
Performances: 5, 6, 7 November at 6pm and 7 November at 2pm.
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
Director: Martin Duncan
Designer: Leslie Travers
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The multi award winning production by Katie Mitchell travels to the Lincoln Centre for three performances.
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Director: Katie Mitchell
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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After two brilliant years, and more than 20 performances since its premiere in 2013, Victoria is thrilled to be returning to the roles of Alice's Mum and Mad Hatter* in this wonderful children's opera by Will Todd. Situated in the magical gardens of the Yucca Lawn in Holland Park, Martin Duncan's production with designs by Leslie Travers, transports its audience down the rabbit hole to meet the many characters from Lewis Carroll's iconic work. 2015 is an extra special year to be performing this, as it will be part of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the book.
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* Victoria will be performing on the following dates only: 16th, 18th, 25th, 30th, 31st July and 1st August
Opera Holland Park presents the first professional London production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, first presented at Glyndebourne in 1997. Victoria is playing the part of Minsk Woman, a pregnant passenger who is the wife of a diplomat heading to a new life in Minsk.
Director: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Designer: Andrew Riley
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Christchurch University Recital Series
"Songs of Innocence and Experience" with accompanist: Iola Shelley
Songs by Bernstein, Ireland, Bliss, Mozart, Debussy, Bizet, Dring, Sondheim and Maltby & Shire
Followed by a masterclass at 4.00pm with students from the University Music Department
for English National Opera at The Young Vic
Director Katie Mitchell and Designer Vicki Mortimer have devised this children's opera based on the best selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers.
from 11th - 23rd December at various times
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