English Touring Opera continue their love affair with Buxton – one of the few venues to which they tour all their productions – with a concert at the home of fellow members Pat & Philip Holland just across the park from the Opera House.
Last year this ever-popular concert was quite prophetic: it included pieces from Eugene Onegin, which will be one of the 2019 Festival operas.
Tanya Hurst studied in Australia before attending the Royal Northern College of Music and gaining an MA in Music with Distinction. Awards include the Czech Song Prize, the Emmy Destinn Young Singer’s Award and the Claire Croiza Prize for French Song. She was a finalist in the Wagner Society of England’s Competition.
Tanya Hurst performed Gerhilde Die Walküre at the new Grange Park Opera where she returned to cover the leading role of Amelia Ballo in Maschera. Her repertoire includes The Fox Cunning Little Vixen, Gretel Hansel and Gretel, Lady-in-Waiting Macbeth, Kundry, Erste Blumenmädchen, Erste Knappe Parsifal, Kate Pinkerton Madame Butterfly, Marenka Bartered Bride, First and Second Ladies The Magic Flute, Annina La Traviata, Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Musetta La Bohème.
David Lynn hails from Ballina, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland, and has studied at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, privately with Robert Dean, and at the Alexander Gibson Opera School, Glasgow. He was a Northern Ireland Opera Young Artist 2015/16 and has sung with Wide Open Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Opera North. Roles include Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte, Fenton Falstaff Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Quint The Turn of the Screw, Alfredo La Traviata and Pang Turandot . He has most recently been an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, appearing in Capriccio (3rd Diener), Falstaff and Magic Flute, covering the role of Fenton in Falstaff.
Edward read music at King’s College, London, studying trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music with Iaan Wilson. After graduating in 2001, he began playing and recording with various orchestras and small ensembles across the UK.
Having started singing aged 26 Edward quickly began to develop a professional career, studying privately with Russell Smythe and Gary Coward. In 2015 he joined the Glyndebourne Chorus, where Edward has covered Flora’s Servant (La Traviata), sung in the 8-part semi chorus in Brett Dean’s Hamlet, as well as performing one of the servants in Fiona Shaw’s new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon.
British Repetiteur and Conductor Hannah Quinn graduated with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with an MMus in Repetiteurship. During her studies she was awarded the Leonard Hancock Memorial Prize and the James H Geddes repetiteur prize. Hannah is an alumnus of the National Opera Studio.
Hannah has worked as a pianist on Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances at the Royal Ballet where she has also played for Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx as well as Les Enfants Terribles by Philip Glass. At English National Opera, Hannah has worked on The Barber of Seville, La Bohème and The Mikado. She has also worked with British Youth Opera and Scottish Opera.
Hannah has performed as a song recital accompanist in the UK and abroad. She has a varied interest in repertoire spanning German Lied, French Melodie and contemporary music. Most recently, she has performed a set of French songs curated by Iain Burnside, and a tenor song cycle by Harrison Birtwistle. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3 premiering songs by Ellen Coleman. As a conductor, Hannah has studied with George Hurst, Sian Edwards, Denise Ham and Christopher Seaman. She has recently conducted Southbank Sinfonia in a performance of Michael Daugherty’s Flamingo at the Southbank Centre. She was the Music Director for the City of Carlisle Symphony Orchestra during their 2013/14 season and worked with the Tianjin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015. Hannah was Music Director for Hampstead Garden Opera in Autumn 2017, conducting The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove. Hannah was the Head of Music Staff for English Touring Opera’s spring season 2018, conducting performances of The Marriage of Figaro.
Sposa amata – David Lynn
Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
Depuis le jour – Tanya Hurst
G. Charpentier: Louise
Love unspoken – Tanya Hurst & David Lynn
Lehár: The Merry Widow
Vous qui faites l’endormie – Ed Hawkins
Vieni t’affretta – Tanya Hurst
Come Dal ciel precipita – Ed Hawkins
Ah, la paterna mano – David Lynn
La ci darem – Ed Hawkins & Tanya Hurst
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta – Tanya Hurst
Puccini: La rondine
Nessun dorma – David Lynn
O soave fanciulla – David Lynn
Puccini: La boheme
Bess, you is my woman now – Ed Hawkins & Tanya Hurst
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess