Wednesday 3 July at 7.30pm
Tickets - £20, concessions - £17
This summer, WNO Orchestra returns to the Riverfront with an ever-popular collection of unmissable opera classics. With the help of two vocal soloists and the talented orchestral musicians, this special concert will take you on a journey through a wealth of operatic repertoire including works by Verdi, Puccini, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky. We also enter the world of musical theatre, and feature delights from Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. With much-loved favourites and afew lesser-known gems, be sure to book soon for an unforgettable evening of opera.
Wednesday 25 September at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook Lesley's behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage
As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently returned to English National Opera for the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Last spring she appeared with WNO in another world premiere creating the role of Emcee in Rhonda Rips It Up!, based on the life of suffragette Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda) and the autumn saw Lesley make her acting debut in a revised version of Patrick Barlow’s play, The Messiah for the National Theatre of Brent, on tour and in the West End.
Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.