An evening of Opera, Poetry and Art with Rozanna Madylus, Elena Xanthoudakis, and Alla Sirenko.
Poetry readings by Bond actress Maryam d’Abo
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 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
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.