Please join us on March 3rd, 2019 for the Regional Auditions!
Hosted at the beautiful Spivey Hall, of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia 30260
Admission price $40.00
Guest Performer: Lawson Anderson
A former management consultant with an MBA from Columbia Business School, Lawson Anderson has made waves in the opera world coming off of his Top Prize finish at the 2018 George London Foundation Competition; First Prize award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s 2017 International Vocal Competition; 2017 Opera Index Top Prize Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award; representing the USA as a Finalist of the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere finals in Moscow and the 2018 Viñas Contest in Barcelona; a Grand Finalist of the 2017 Anita Cerquetti Voice Competition; 2017 Grant Winner from the Giulio Gari Foundation; and 2017 Eastern Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Anderson has grabbed headlines: “Lawson Anderson is irresistible” (Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph) as an interpreter of Mozart, particularly in the title roles of Le nozze di Figaro with Nevill Holt Opera at the grand opening of their new theater; with the Music Academy of the West under the baton of James Conlon; and at the Berlin Opera Festival and Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Opera.
Wednesday 12th June, 5pm
Thursday 13th June, 5pm
Saturday 15th June, 5pm
Sunday 16th June, 3pm
A lovers tiff between fairy-king Oberon and his queen Tytania leads to a night of mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations.
Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, with a magical score by Benjamin Britten, this new production for NHO will be directed by Anna Morrissey (Noye’s Fludde 2017) and designed by Simon Kenny (Le Nozze di Figaro 2018).
A cast of young artists will shine as the NHO theatre is transformed for the opening of our 2019 festival. Our fantastic NHO Children’s Chorus will make a welcome return as the Chorus of Fairies.
Featuring the Britten Sinfonia, under the baton of conductor Nicholas Chalmers.