The Young Artists of the National Opera Studio perform Illuminating Darkness, devised and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Following their week-long residency with Opera North in Leeds, the National Opera Studio’s Young Artists present their opera scenes production in a free, livestreamed performance from the Studio's Blackburn Hall. 

Woven together by acclaimed opera director Olivia Fuchs, Illuminating Darkness features scenes from such celebrated operas as Don Giovanni (Mozart), L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), The Barber of Seville (Rossini), Giulio Cesare (Handel), Billy Budd (Britten) and Le Villi (Puccini).

This performance features piano accompaniment from our four highly-skilled repetiteurs.

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Programme:

Donizetti  L’elisir d’amore
Una parola… esulti pur la Barbara

Monica McGhee (Adina)
Philip Clieve (Nemorino)
Jolyon Loy (Belcore)

Marlowe Fitzpatrick Repetiteur

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Rossini Barber of Seville 
Una voce poco fa

Judith Le Breuilly (Rosina)
Maria Tataru Repetiteur

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Mozart Così fan tutte
Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo

Jevan McAuley (Guglielmo)
Maria Tataru Repetiteur

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Mozart Così fan tutte
Il cor vi dono 

Judith Le Breuilly (Dorabella)
Jolyon Loy (Guglielmo)

Maria Tataru Repetiteur

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Handel Giulio Cesare 
Priva son d’ogni conforto

Arlene Belli (Cornelia)

Marlowe Fitzpatrick Repetiteur

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Donizetti Lucia di Lamermoor
Dalle stanze, ove Lucia

Thomas D Hopkinson (Raimondo)

Aeron Preston Repetiteur

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Britten The Rape of Lucretia
Act 2 Scene ll from ‘Hush, here she comes'

Monica McGhee (Lucia)
Judith Le Breuilly (Bianca)
Arlene Belli (Lucretia)
Jevan McAuley (Junius)
Thomas D Hopkinson (Collatinus)

Nadia Kisseleva Repetiteur

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Mozart Idomeneo
Il padre adorato

Elizabeth Lynch (Idamante)

Aeron Preston Repetiteur

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Weber Der Freischütz
Nein! länger trag’ ich nicht…Durch die Wälder

Philip Clieve (Max)

Nadia Kisseleva Repetiteur

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Puccini Gianni Schicchi
O mio babbino caro

Lorena Paz
Marlowe Fitzpatrick Repetiteur

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Rossini The Barber of Seville
Dunque io son

Judith Le Breuilly (Rosina)
Jevan McAuley (Figaro)

Maria Tataru Repetiteur

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Puccini Le Villi
Si come voi piccina

Monica McGhee (Anna)

Aeron Preston Repetiteur

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Britten Billy Budd
Look! Through the port

Jolyon Loy (Billy Budd)

Nadia Kisseleva Repetiteur

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Mozart Don Giovanni 
Sextet Act II

Thomas D Hopkinson (Leporello)
Judith Le Breuilly (Donna Elvira)
Monica McGhee (Donna Anna)
Philip Clieve (Don Ottavio)
Lorena Paz (Zerlina)
Jevan McAuley (Masetto)

Aeron Preston Repetiteur

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