Students spread their wings

Hannah Morley

Postgraduate students Hannah Morley (pictured), Abigail Balis and Matthew Pandya, alongside BMus student Oliver Barker, have been given singing roles in the City of Birmingham Orchestra’s (CBSO) performance of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.

This tragic romance, and one of the more well-known operas, will also feature alumna Abigail Kelly and Visiting Tutor Jonny Gunthorpe.

The performance, which is semi-staged and with English Surtitles, will take place on Saturday 29 June, from 7pm.  Book tickets here.

Performing with CBSO will provide students with the opportunity to learn from professional performers and to gain confidence on the Symphony Hall stage. In addition, Senior Vocal Coach and Visiting Tutor Charlie Forrest advised CBSO on casting our talented students in the roles.

Professor of Vocal and Operatic Studies Paul Wingfield said: “I am really pleased to see so many of our current vocal students involved with the CBSO. Such opportunities are worth their weight in gold in terms of individual development. It is fantastic to see the wealth of talent in the Vocal Department being utilised at this level.”

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