Bampton Classical Opera’s 25th anniversary season opens with a concert this week (Wednesday 7th) to mark the bicentenary of Anglo-Italian soprano Nancy Storace (1765–1817). The concert includes significant works composed by Mozart, Haydn, Stephen Storace, Sarti and Salieri, which were associated with her, and arias that will be sung by American soprano Jacquelyn Stucker. Here, Jaquelyn, a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, shares her insight and admiration for Nancy Storace and the works she shall be performing at the concert, as well as her love for cooking a hearty Sunday roast.
The news just came in. Alexandra Burke and Elaine Paige were hosing this year’s nominations this afternoon while it was announced that Catherine Tate will host the 42nd annual awards on 8th April at the Royal Albert Hall.
I’m pleased that a large majority of the shows, which have been nominated, are shows I’ve already seen and are on my to-do list already. However, there are other shows (plays, operas, musicals, comedies) which I put on the sideline that I’m now reconsidering having read the nomination list. If the Laurence Olivier judges are nominating them, it must mean something, right?
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