2016 has been a busy year so far… This February I ventured into early music territory with a spot of Lully. Playing the role on Sidonie in Armide with Woodhouse Opera, it was a wonderful stylised production, set in beautiful picturesque surroundings at Woodhouse Copse in Surrey. Directed by Marcio da Silva in Woodhouse’s indoor Baroque theatre (a converted indoor swimming pool; the pool remains under the wooden floor, giving the space a great resonance), the opera was present
This March I got my Albert Herring on, performing the role of Emmie with Harrow Opera. Flattered that I was asked to play someone considerably younger than myself (essentially a 15 year old village child – that anti-wrinkle cream must be working a treat!), I had great fun acting out as a kid – I think the faces prove just that!!