ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

By Christoph Willibald Gluck
Presented by Time Zone Theatre

In a new, English translation and with a musical arrangement for piano, violin, flute and harp by Andrew Charity, the myth of Orpheus, who descents into the Underworld to save his wife Eurydice, comes to life once again.   
 
Stage director: Pamela Schermann
Musical director: Andrew Charity

Cast: 
Caroline Kennedy (Eurydice), Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (Orpheus), Lizzie Holmes (Amor)
Reviews from Time Zone Theatre's production of Orpheus and Eurydice in 2014 at the Rose Playhouse:

“One of the most intimate opera experiences you will ever get” **** (Artswrap, 2014)

“An enjoyable production...this is opera for everyone, well worth an evening of your
time” **** (Reviewshub, 2014)
   
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Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (Orpheus)
British Tenor Lawrence Olsworth-Peter trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was instructed in masterclasses by Gerald Finley, Colin Lee and the late Philip Langridge. He graduated in 2010, in the same year making his Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival debut as Don Luigino in Il viaggio a Reims under the direction of Alberto Zedda. Recent Operatic highlights include extensive European tours with Diva Opera as Gastone La traviata, Acis Acis & Galatea at the Gohliser Schlösschen (Leipzig), UK tours as Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for Garden Opera, Merry Opera and OperaUpClose and Pane in Cavalli’s la Calisto for Opéra national du rhin conducted by Christophe Rousset.

Other notable roles performed include; Achante in Rameau’s Achante et Cephise (modern-era premiere) and Amadis Amadis de Gaule (J.C Bach) both for University College Opera, Nemorino L’Elisir d’amore, Ramiro la Cenerentola and Tamino Die Zauberflöte for OperaUpClose at the Soho Theatre and UK-wide tours.

On the concert platform Lawrence has appeared as a soloist at The Royal Albert Hall and the Cadogan and his live broadcasts include guest appearances for BBC Radio 3 In Tune. Lawrence was a finalist in the 2012 Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, instructed by Michele Crider and Peter Coleman-Wright.

   
Lizzie Holmes (Amor)
Dorset soprano Lizzie Holmes graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (Masters of Vocal Performance) as a Yvonne Wells Award scholar in 2014. Prior to this she studied English Literature at Warwick University (BAhons), toured nationally with the award winning devised theatre ensemble Curious Directive and was awarded ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the National Student Drama Festival. She is a Concordia Artist and is grateful to the ongoing support of The Carne Trust.

With her ‘enchanting and creamy soprano’ (Planet Hugill), Lizzie’s roles include Mimi & Musetta in the King’s Head Theatre’s critically acclaimed La Bohème (Trafalgar Studios, West End Season); a 'magnetic performance' (Bachtrack) in the title role The Coronation of Poppea (Grimeborn & Ryedale Festival); lead in Hawes’ A King’s Ransom, premier (Into Opera, Britten Sinfonia); Despina Cosi fan tutte (Devon Opera); Miss Wordsworth (cover) Albert Herring (Inaugural Grange Festival); Susanna The Marriage of Figaro (Bloomsbury Opera); La Bergère L'enfant et les sortilèges (RCMIOS), Gretel Hansel and Gretel and Pamina The Magic Flute (both Opera Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre); Florence in Burnside’s Journeying Boys (Britten Theatre); over 80 performances as Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End debut); solo performances at St James’ Piccadilly and the V&A. Lizzie founded Debut in 2015, their groundbreaking co-created concert series with the Shoreditch Treehouse (‘intimate, alternative, engaging’ - Planet Hugill) was recently featured in Opera Now.

Future performances: Cunegonde Candide for Bernstein’s 100th (Menick Theatre, Cornwall with Surrey Opera); lead in Shahryar’s A Shoe Full of Stars (Gestalt Arts / Opera Schmopera supported by the International Opera Awards); debut solo recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields with pianist Lucy Colquhoun; concerts with the Bath Recitals and at the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth; Stephano (cover) Roméo et Juliette (Grange Park Opera).    https://www.lizzieholmes.com/  I  @LizzieHo1mes


Caroline Kennedy (Eurydice)
Caroline was awarded a BA Hons. in French and Drama from The University of Kent after which she graduated from the RSAMD Opera School. She has sung main roles and covered with ENO,Scottish Opera, Mid Wales Opera, Nevill Holt Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Buxton Opera and Bampton Classical Opera.

Most notable roles in the last couple of years have been Despina Cosi fan tutte (Kings Head Theatre), Nannetta Falstaff (Wilton’s Music Hall), and Musetta La Boheme (Kings Head Theatre). Recently she sang the role of Tonina in Salieri’s First the words, then the Music, Frasquita Carmen (Dartmoor Prison Project) and won critical acclaim as Fireball and Alexis in The Tales of Offenbach (Opera della Luna).

She has been involved in a number of projects with Tete a Tete and in April went on tour with “i” (Waste Paper Opera) to Glasgow international 2018 where she played The Queen. Caroline is also involved in a great deal of community opera, from premiering the role of Veronica Miracle (An Opera for Sunderland) to introducing children to opera in schools with English Pocket Opera and singing for people suffering from dementia with Lost Chord.
   

Pamela Schermann (stage director)
Pamela trained as a director at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, and obtained an MA in Theatre at University of Vienna/Austria. Directing credits include: Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (Theatrical Niche, UK/ Ireland tour 2017), Zemlinsky’s opera A Florentine Tragedy (Bridewell Theatre, 2017), Mascagni’s opera Zanetto (Bridewell Theatre 2017), Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart & Salieri (Arcola Theatre, UK/Denmark tour 2017, Finalist for an Off West End-Award ‘Best Opera Production’), Shakespeare’s Othello (Rose Playhouse, England tour and New York City, 2015 - 2016), Lane’s play Threads (Hope Theatre), the Shakespeare Medley Rendezvous at Midnight (Rose Playhouse, 2015), Goethe’s Iphigenia in Tauris (Rose Playhouse, Bankside 2015), Kraus/Kerridge’s double-bill Shoot, I didn’t mean that (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Last Days of Mankind (Tristan Bates Theatre), Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice (Rose Playhouse, Bankside), Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (Rose Playhouse, Bankside), Ernest (Etcetera Theatre), Knightley’s play Abe & Hans (Theatre503), Wilde’s Salome (ZOO Southside, Edinburgh & Etcetera Theatre), Werther's Sorrows (ZOO Southside, Edinburgh), The Last Day (Waterloo East Theatre), Dorian Gray (Cockpit Theatre), La Traviata (Opera by Verdi, Kirchstetten/Austria, 2009).

http://www.pamelaschermann.com
   

Andrew Charity (musical director)
Andrew studied at the Royal College of Music and the London Opera Centre, winning prizes for conducting. He is a freelance conductor and singing teacher/coach, with strong links to two of the London Drama Schools, he is resident conductor of madrigal singing at RADA. He was the Musical Director for the OLIVIER and WHAT'S ON STAGE award-winning OperaUpClose production of La Boheme, among many other works. Recent work includes: Finding Butterfly (Limehouse/Soho); Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Gala, La Boheme, Don Giovanni (Woodhouse opera); La Boheme, Orfeo ed Euridice, Suor Angelica, Die Walküre, La Traviata, The Trousered Traviata, Carmen, carMen, The Magic Flute, Elektra, Tosca, Fidelio, St.Nicholas (all New London Opera Players/Secret Opera); The Secret Consul (Limehouse/Soho), Orfee et Euridice (Time Zone Theatre at Rose Playhouse, Bankside), The Mikado (Wimbledon Light Opera), The Turn of the Screw (Moon-Little Productions), The Magic Flute (Mantissa Opera); La Boheme (OperaUpClose, Cock Tavern Kilburn, Soho Theatre, King's Head Theatre, and tour), The Shoreditch Consul (Shoreditch Festival); Trouble in Tahiti, Candide (ArtsEd); Scenes and Philip Langridge Memorial Gala for Co-opera Co.; Phedre, Pierrot Lunaire (Arcola).
   




     
22nd, 24th, 25th and 28th August 2018 at 7.30pm

Running time: approx 1h40min (incl interval)
Bridewell Theatre
14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Nearest tube station: Blackfrias, St Pauls
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