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Wagner's Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold

"Come and Play" weekend, 9th-11th September 2005

Great Hall, University of Leeds

conducted by Michael Williamson

Cast

Wotan Julian Close Alberich Peter Carey
Donner Chris O'Hara Fasolt Mark Saberton
Froh Philip O'Brien Fafner Gordon Shaw*
Loge Jonathan Finney Mime Paul Featherstone
Fricka Hannah Pedley Woglinde Sarah Estill
Freia Sarah Estill Wellgunde Diane Peacock
Erda Renate Wendel Flosshilde Amanda Pyke
* with kind permission of Opera North

 

Wagner's Ring Cycle - Die Walkure

"Come and Play" weekend, 8th-10th September 2006

Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds

conducted by Michael Williamson

Cast

Hunding Michael Parle Siegmunde (Act 1) Philip O'Brien
Sigmunde (Act 2) Jonathan Finney Sieglinde Sarah Estill
Wotan Gerard Delrez Fricka Fiona McDonald
Brunnhilde Elaine McKrill Gerhilde Judith Gardner Jones
Helmwige Heather Hunter Ortlinde Diane Peacock
Siegrune Alison Daniels Waltraute Hannah Mason
Rossweisse Jennifer Westwood Grimgerde Laura Hudson
Schwertleite Renate Wendel

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Wagner's Ring Cycle - Siegfried

"Come and Play" weekends, 2nd September & 7th-9th September 2007

Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds

conducted by Michael Williamson

Cast

Siegfried JonathanFinney The Wanderer Gerard Delrez
Alberich Nicholas Fowler Brunnhilde Sarah Estill
Mime Peter Bronder Fafner John Milne
Woodbird Heather Hunter Erda Jennifer Westwood
Horn Solo Robert Ashworth

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Wagner's Ring Cycle - Götterdämmerung

"Come and Play" weekends, 31st August & 5th-7th September 2008

Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds

conducted by Michael Williamson

Cast

Hagen John Anthony Cunningham Alberich Nicholas Fowler
Gunther Charles Johnston Siegfried Jonathan Finney

Brunnhilde
(Acts I/II)

Elaine McKrill Brunnhilde
(Prologue / Act III)
Sarah Estill
Waltraute Angela Fuller Gutrune Victoria Sharp
1st Norn Jennifer Westwood 2nd Norn Hannah Mason
3rd Norn Heather Hunter Woglinde Judith Gardner Jones
Wellgunde Diane Southern Flosshilde Amy Black

Rite of Spring - Wesendonck Lieder - Wozzeck

"Come and Play" weekend, 11th-13th September 2009

Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds

conducted by Michael Williamson

Soprano: Sarah Estill

Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Berg Three Fragments from Wozzeck
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
 

Aida

"Come and Sing" Aida in a day.  19th June 2010.
 
Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds
 
conducted by Michael Williamson
 
 

Tristan & Isolde

"Come and Play or Come and Sing"

Tristan & Isolde is the obvious next step for the NWO.  This year, as well as a full orchestra, we were also looking for male singers - tenors, baritones, basses, to join with us for an amazing musical experience.

Open Rehearsal, Sunday 12th September 2010, 2:30pm-7:30pm (approx).  This is a full run-through of the full opera and is open to friends & family.

Cast

Sarah Estill Isolde
Kim Myers Isolde
Jon Morrell Tristan
Jonathan Finney Tristan
Julian Close King Marke
Magdalen Ashman Brangaene
Nicholas Fowler Kurwenal
Ben Kerslake Merlot
Ben Kerslake Sailor
Ben Kerslake Shepherd
tbc Steersman
 

Wagner - Tannhauser

"Come and Play" weekends - Sunday 4th September 2011; Friday 9th September - Sunday 11th September 2011

Cast

Tannhauser (Acts 1 & 3) Jonathan Finney
Tannhauser (Act 2) John Upperton
Elisabeth Sarah Estill
Venus Magdalen Ashman
Wolfram Richard Burkhard
Landgraf Julian Close
Biterolf Gerard Delrez
Walter Graham Russell
Heinrich Brian Smith Walters
Reinmar Nick Fowler
Young Shepherd Sarah Blood