This concert is to raise funds to improve the backstage facilities
at Buxton Opera House.
One Night Only with Danielle de Niese (soprano) and Nicky Spence (Tenor), two of our finest and most acclaimed singers, performing a mixture of operatic and classical repertoire.
The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by John Andrews, and the Kinder Chorus will also be taking part.
The concert is to raise funds for backstage improvements at Buxton Opera House and is promoted by the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Louise Potter.
Danielle de Niese
Opera Soprano Danielle de Niese is more than just the most magnetic presence in modern classical music, or the woman described by the New York Times magazine as “opera’s coolest soprano.” She’s also the performer who’s shredding the classical rulebook with her unique combination of artistic credibility and exotic 21st century allure.
Danielle’s opera singer career has included countless starring roles, in such productions as The Marriage of Figaro (in which she made her first appearance at the Met as Barbarina at a mere 19), Così fan tutte, Orpheus and Eurydice and Acis and Galatea, L’Elisir d’amore and Don Pasquale. Danielle has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and many others, on the world-famous opera stages of Paris, Naples, Madrid, Zurich, Berlin, San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and far beyond.
Photo credit: Chris Dunlop_DECCA
Nicky's unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty of his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the classical music profession.
Nicky was schooled locally in Dumfries and Galloway before receiving a scholarship to the Guildhall School as their youngest singer at 17 years old. During his training, he won a record contract with Decca Records before taking a place at the National Opera Studio and latterly a position at the English National Opera as one of their inaugural Harewood Artists.
Safely inhabiting the repertoire of Strauss, Janáček and Wagner, Nicky is fulfilling his exciting potential as a Heldentenor having recently made his role debut as Parsifal with the Hallé orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. Described in The Times as ‘a tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away’, Nicky has recorded prolifically and is a regular featured recitalist at the Wigmore Hall, London though he can mostly be found on the International stages of Opera de Paris, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Photo credit: Bertie Watson
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