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QUIDAM: Opera Masterclass with Alison Wells
November 17 @ 6:00 pm
An Opera Masterclass with Alison Wells, during which four young singers are given 30 minutes to work with a professional on a song or aria of their choice. Tickets are £10 on the door, and refreshments will be available.
Alison Wells was born in Yorkshire and originally trained as a pianist. She read Mathematics and Music at London University and then spent a year at the Royal Academy of Music, after which she began her vocal studies. She made her South Bank debut in the Park Lane Group’s January Series, and in the same year sang the Governess in the Turn of the Screw and took part in Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s Masterclasses at the Wigmore Hall. Since then she has appeared in all the major London concert halls and in many festivals both at home and abroad.
A large part of Alison’s work is in the field of contemporary music, and she has sung with London Sinfonietta, Matrix, Lontano, Music Projects/London, Composers’ Ensemble, Kokoro, Psappha, Gemini, Ensemble Corrente, Apartment House, the french ensemble 2e2m, the Schoenberg Ensemble and ASKO in Amsterdam, and Champ d’Action in Antwerp. She has broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3. Alison is in great demand as a teacher of singing, teaching professional singers in both the opera and choral worlds in her private studio, and she is a member of the vocal studies department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Royal College of Music.
The singers include Hannah Crerar (Mezzo-soprano), Eric Kallo (Counter-tenor) and Milly Forrest (Soprano), accompanied by Jo Ramadan on the piano.