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Louise Mott

Louise Mott (Marcella) studied at the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio.
She made her debuts at English National Opera as Bradamante Alcina, Welsh National Opera as Annio La Clemenza di Tito
and Opera North as Annina Der Rosenkavalier, followed by Fidalma Il matrimonia segreto.
Recent engagements include Blind Mary Martyrdom of St Magnus and Kindertotenlieder with Hebrides Ensemble at the St Magnus Festival
and Katarina Schratt Mayerling for The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House.
Future engagements include Orlosfsky Die Fledermaus and Meg Page Falstaff for Diva Opera.

Philip Salmon

Philip Salmon (Alban) has sung major roles with all the British opera companies including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and abroad with New York City Opera, and many theatres in France, Italy, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand.
He has a wide concert repertoire, singing with many of the principal orchestras of Britain and Europe,
and in the U.S.A., Singapore, Argentina, Israel, Japan and Australia, conducted by, among others, Sir Colin Davies,
Sir Yeudi Menuhin and Sir Charles Mackerras.
Television appearances have included BBC TV’s BAFTA winning ‘opera soap-opera’ The Vampyr and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with Scottish Opera and Mentorn Films, and his recording of Paul Spicer’s Easter Oratorio was a Gramaphone CD of the Month.
Engagements this season include Die Fledermaus with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Paul Sheehan

Paul Sheehan (Priest) graduated from Exeter University and sang in Exeter Cathedral Choir, trained at the GSMD and now studies with Robert Dean.
Principal roles include Ceprano (Rigoletto) for Grange Park Opera, Peter (Bach’s St Matthew Passion) for Glyndebourne, Don Alfonso (Cosi fan Tutte) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Papageno, Schaunard, Hobson (Peter Grimes), Nick Shadow, Ko-Ko (The Mikado) and even Henry Higgins!
Paul has sung with ENO, Glyndebourne and Raymond Gubbay, and his oratorio engagements range from Bach’s St Matthew Passion
to Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
Further plans include covering Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) for Garsington Opera.

Dominique Thiébaud

Dominique Thiébaud (Claudia) made her London concert debut alongside Janet Baker in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, conducted by Richard Hickox.
She has performed many roles with Diva Opera, Opera East, Abbey Opera, St Albans Chamber Opera
and Pavilion Opera in Britain, Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan.
In recital she has performed in Italy, France and Switzerland and many times at the Purcell Room.
Other European appearances have included the Arezzo Festival, the Les Azuriales Opera Festival, performances in the Netherlands,
and Die Fledermaus in Lausanne with José Carreras.
She has broadcast from the Edinburgh International Festival and on BBC radio, including Friday Night is Music Night,
and she appears on Diva Opera’s CD Diva One.

Des Turner

Des Turner (Lucius) has sung in operas, musical theatre and concerts in and around Hertfordshire for over 25 years, and has been a regular performer with
St Albans Chamber Opera for over 20 years, including principal bass-baritone roles in works by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi amongst many others.
Des appeared in stage productions of The True Story of Martin Guerre and Coram Boy with The Shattered Windscreen Theatre Company.
He will play the part of the Duke in Revenger’s Tragedy with the same company during the summer.
When not learning new works with his teacher, Jeremy White, Des works in the finance industry.

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