Soprano Mary Bevan and tenor Nicky Spence, two of the UK’s finest singers, return for another fabulous fundraising concert featuring a rich collection of well-loved classics, opera and music theatre.
Join us for a musical experience, with incredible operatic performances of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini, as well as hits from your favourite musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music and Oklahoma. Every ticket sold contributes to crucial accessibility provisions for our beautiful theatre, to ensure that everyone can enjoy all that Buxton Opera House has to give.
Mary Bevan is internationally renowned in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading conductors, orchestras and ensembles around the world. She has recently appeared in Alcina at the Royal Opera House.
Nicky Spence was awarded “Personality of the Year” by BBC Music Magazine in 2022 and was most recently awarded an OBE for Services to Music! His unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the music profession. Recent highlights include Jenufa for the Royal Opera, The Valkyrie for English National Opera and Káta Kabanová at Glyndebourne Festival.
The duo will this year be joined by The Northern Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Andrews, and the Kinder Chorus.
“Bevan has a beautifully pure voice, perfect pitching... consistent from first sung note to last ”Seen and Heard International
“Nicky Spence... a tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away”The Times
|O Fortuna from Carmina Burana||Carl Orff|
|Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate||Mozart|
|Del piu sublime soglio (La Clemenza di Tito)||Mozart|
|Giunse al fin il momento Deh vieni non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro||Mozart|
|Papageno and Papagena, Duet, The Magic Flute||Mozart|
|Bell Chorus||Pagliacci Leoncavallo|
|Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana||Mascagni|
|Opening Chorus from The Bartered Bride||Smetana|
|Song to the Moon Rusalka||Dvorak|
|Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta Voix Samson et Dalila||Saint-Saens|
|Vainement ma bien aimee Le Roi d'Ys||Lalo|
|Chorus of Wedding Guests (Lucia di Lammermoor)||Donizetti|
|Deh! tu di un umile preghiera Maria Stuarda||Donetti|
|Overture The Barber of Seville||Rossini|
|The Cat Duet||Rossini|
|Masquerade Phantom of the Opera||Lloyd-Webber|
|O mio babbino caro Gianni Schicchi||Puccini|
|Nessun Dorma Turandot||Puccini|
|O What a Beautiful Morning||Oklahoma|
|People Will Say We're in Love||Oklahoma|
|Edelweiss||The Sound of Music|
|If I Loved You||Carousel|
|You'll Never Walk Alone||Carousel|