The Spirit of Ukraine: An Evening of Opera, Poetry and Art

Organised by Rotary Club of Tarporley and District in partnership with the Ukrainian Cultural Association in aid of the Children's hospitals in Ukraine Running from
Last event: Friday 25 November 2022 at 7pm
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An evening of Opera, Poetry and Art with Rozanna Madylus, Elena Xanthoudakis, and Alla Sirenko.

Poetry readings by Bond actress Maryam d’Abo

Elena Xanthoudakis
Greek-Australian soprano Elena Xanthoudakis has won numerous International competitions including the Maria Callas International Grand Prix, the International Mozart Competition, and both the female and overall prize in the International Adama Didura Opera Singers Competition – Poland. She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and the GSMD. Elena undertook studies with the Maggio Musicale young artist programme and the ENO Harewood Young Artist Programme. 

Alla Sirenko
Alla Sirenko is one of the most exiting composers and pianists that have emerged from Ukraine. Her works has gained highest rewards and recognition in Europe and beyond. She made a mark in history of being the first Ukrainian Composer to have written and had performed her opera – fantasy The Golden Penguin which was premiered on the prestigious stage of the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden – London a few years ago

Rozanna Madylus
Described as having “an engaging stage presence” (The Daily Telegraph) and giving “compelling performances, offering fluid line and gripping conviction” (Opera Magazine), British-Ukrainian mezzo-soprano, Rozanna Madylus, has appeared as both a soloist and chorus member on international stages including English National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Waterperry Opera Festival, Garsington Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Wexford Festival Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. As an active recitalist, she has performed at The Royal Festival Hall, The Holywell Music Room, Kings Place, The Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin, The Prokofiev Hall in the Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Philharmonic. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Music Opera Course and was a Young Artist of the Berlin Opera Academy, Georg Solti Accademia and Oxford Lieder Festival. A current City Music Foundation Artist, Rozanna’s recording of Kokoschka’s Doll with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise is now available on Champs Hill Records.  

Time details

Includes an interval

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?