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09 January 2018

Royal Opera House Young Singers 3rd May Concert

Join us for our 5th Concert featuring two singers from the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists programme.

We have one concert on the 12th April and and another on the 3rd of May

These  concerts have proved very popular allowing us to hear and see superb young singers close up in a small hall. Previous singers from this programme have been prominant on the main stage.  In June 2017, Jennifer Davis took  the lead role of Adina in L'Elisir D'Amore in place of  Aleksandra Kurzak for several performances

In May , we welcome Francesca Chiejina (soprano) and Dominic Sedgwick (baritone) who will perform songs by Wolf, Butterworth, Schoenberg, and Carter , followed by arias from Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula, Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Bizet’s Carmen, and a duet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  Provisional Programme below


This is a fabulous opportunity to hear the young stars of the opera world who are already performing on the main stage at the Royal Opera House.  The Jette Parker programme is supported by Oak Foundation.


PS:  You can also see them at Clivden House in March for a Black Tie evening including dinner for £150 per person . See

Date: 3rd May 2018 at 7.30pm

Venue: Rosslyn Unitarian Chapel, Rosslyn Hill Hampstead, which has a fabulous acoustic for music and a Steinway Model D piano

Tickets are £10 from the Library and on line from

Programme is subject to change


Wolf                            from Italienisches Liederbuch:

3.  Ihr seit die allerschönste

4.  Gesegnet sei

5.  Selig ihr blinden

7.  Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag erhoben

8.  Nun laβ uns Frieden schlieβen


Schoenberg                 Vier Lieder, Op.2

1.       Erwartung

2.       Jesus bettelt

3.       Erhebung

4.       Waldsonne


Butterworth                   Bredon Hill and other songs

1.       Bredon Hill

2.       Oh fair enough are sky and plain

3.       When the land for longing sighs

4.       On the idle hill of summer

5.       With rue my heart is laden


Carter                              Cantata

1.       Prelude

2.       Rondo

3.       Recitative

4.       Air

5.       Toccata




Handel                                                  Ah! Spietato! from Amadigi di Gaula, Act I

                                                                Francesca Chiejina (Melissa)


Strauss                                                 Lieben, Haβen, Hoffen, Zagen, from Ariadne auf Naxos,

                                                                Dominic Sedgwick (Harlekin)


Bizet                                                      Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante, from Carmen, Act III

                                                                Francesca Chiejina (Micaëla)


Korngold                                              Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen, from Die tote Stadt, Act II

                                                                Dominic Sedgwick (Fritz)


Mozart                                                 Duet, from Don Giovanni, Act I