Please join us for a wonderful evening of opera as Bob & Elisabeth Boas open up their beautiful home in central London for an intimate event. Legendary opera singer Dame Ann Murray will be performing with three rising stars of opera. They will be performing a variety of much loved arias including Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Gershwin, Rossini, Britten and more.

PROGRAMME
7.00 Welcome drinks
7.30 – 9 Recital
9- 10.30 A two course supper with wine

PRICING
Tables of 8 people at £550
Individual tickets for dinner and recital cost £80
Drinks and recital cost £35

To book your tickets, please email Ellen Whatmore at ewhatmore@pcr.org.uk

Introducing our opera stars

Ann Murray DBE

Mezzo soprano

Ann Murray was born in Dublin. She has close links with both the English National Opera, for whom she has sung the title roles in Handel Xerxes and Ariodante and Donizetti Maria Stuarda, and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where her roles have included Cherubino, Dorabella, Donna Elvira and Rosina. In 2002 Ann was appointed an honorary Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Francesca Chiejina

Soprano

American soprano Francesca Chiejina was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House 2016/18. She studied at the University of Michigan with Martha Sheil and James Paterson and at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Sue McCulloch.

David Gowland

Artistic Director, Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

David Gowland studied at the Royal College of Music, where he won several prizes for piano accompaniment, and at the National Opera Studio. He joined the Glyndebourne music staff in 1987, won the 1988 Jani Strasser Award, and worked there for 20 years. He has been associated with the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House since its inception in 2000, initially as Director of Musical Preparation and from 2006 as Artistic Director.

Gyula Nagy

Baritone

Hungarian baritone Gyula Nagy was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in 2016/18. He studied with Károly Ötvös and Mária Fekete in Hungary and with Philip O’Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and at the National Opera Studio, supported by the Royal Opera House and the International Opera Awards Foundation.

Cameron Shahbazi

Countertenor & PCRC Ambassador

Praised for his “clear, flexible” and “voluptuous” voice, countertenor Cameron Shahbazi is quickly emerging as one of the most promising artists of his generation. The recipient of several notable awards and honours, he was awarded a prize by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden at the 2018 Belvedere Competition in Jūrmala, Latvia, and was the winner of the top prize in his category.

With thanks to

our generous supporters

Elisabeth & Bob Boas who are opening up their beautiful home for the evening. Opera star and PCRC Ambassador Cameron Shahbazi for the idea and collaboration on the event.
All money raised from this event will be used to fund PCRC’s life-saving research into new treatments to fight prostate cancer.

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