This all-Czech programme culminates in Janáček’s remarkable dramatic scena (sung in an English translation by Rodney Mills) to mark the centenary of its completion. Its background of village life and gypsy love are further explored in Dvořák’s delightful folk-inspired settings. More Janáček in the piano miniatures tomorrow evening.
Chorus from the RNCM vocal department
Janáček The wolf’s trail 7½’
Dvořák Four Moravian Duets, Op.20 12’
Dvořák Gypsy Songs, Op.55 14’
Janáček The Diary of One Who Disappeared 36’
Paul Nilon has a wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Britten, with UK appearances at Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, ENO, WNO, Edinburgh, Buxton and Grange festivals and Garsington Opera in addition to roles over 23 years,for Opera North.
After studies at the RNCM, Louise Winter made her début in 1982 with Glyndebourne Touring in Così fan tutte and subsequently appeared in La Cenerentola, Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville for the company.
Born in Manchester, Jonathan Fisher graduated from the University of Huddersfield with First Class Honours before continuing as a postgraduate at RNCM. His teachers have included Paul Feehan, John Gough, Benjamin Frith and David Jones.