Sunday May 31st at 3.00 pm
Famous Operatic Arias and Duets
Suzanne Manuell (soprano)
Anando Mukerjee (tenor)
Anthony Seddon (piano)
La Traviata / La Boheme/Aida
Cavalleria Rusticana / Madama Butterfly / Andrea Chenier
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Suzanne Manuell (soprano) was born in Cornwall and studies with Margaret Kingsley. She recently sang the role of Aida for Dorset Festival Opera, and has covered the roles of Lucrezia Borgia and Tosca for English National Opera. Other roles include Maria Stuarda, Madame Butterfly, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) Donna Anna, Rosina, Santuzza, Nedda, Giulietta & Papagena. She is an experienced recitalist and has sang at the Royal Albert Hall, the Crush Room at The Royal Opera House and gave a highly successful recital at the Queen's Gate Terrace Recital series in Kensington. She has sung with many orchestras, most notably the Royal Philharmonic and regular engagements with the Northern Sinfonia and both the English Mozart Ensemble, English Philharmonic and The Chamber ensemble of London.
Anando Mukerjee (tenor) read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and studied singing with Kenneth Woollam, Richard Nunn and Nicolai Gedda. . From 2002 onwards he has appeared in opera, concert, recital and oratorio throughout the UK and Europe with several opera companies and concert societies. In 2006 he made his international debut at the Belgrade National Opera, Serbia, as Rodolfo in La bohème He is India's leading lyric tenor, and has sung many principal roles in operas by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and others. He is also an accomplished recitalist and has a large and varied oratorio repertoire. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2007 and has appeared at many other prestigious venues.
Anthony Seddon (piano) was a chorister at King's College Cambridge. He then obtained a music scholarship to Clifton College Bristol and from there was awarded a choral scholarship to Magdalen College Oxford where he studied medicine.He has combined his medical work with an active musical life and is an experienced accompanist. In particular he has been Suzanne Manuell's regular pianist throughout her career. He has played with a classical instrumental trio on Saga cruises and with two other doctors he performs in cabaret as Medical Maelstrom.