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Morley Opera Podcast

Episode 3: Morley Opera Students


Welcome to the Opera Podcast. Our Head of Opera, Michalis Angelakis, is interviewing stage director of the Morley Opera School William Kerley, and students Lana Quaid and Sara Vergara Muro about their experience directing and performing opera.


The interview is followed by a live broadcast of the Morley Opera School Lunchtime Concert of Opera Arias on 9 November 2021, accompanied by trainee repetiteur Edwin Spark.


Concert Programme:


Sara Vergara – Muro ‘Zeffiretti lusinghieri’ from Idomeneo (Mozart)


Rachel Goreing – ‘Deh per questo istante solo’ from La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)


Arabella Lewis – ‘O though bright sun… With darkness deep’ from Theodora (Handel)


Paul Blundell – ‘Descend, kind pity’ from Theodora (Handel)


Kezia Robson – ‘Je veux vivre’ from Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)


Graham Wheeler – ‘Beda, beda’ from Rusalka (Dvorak)


Mahtab Ghamsari – ‘Saper vorreste’ from Un ballo in Maschera (Verdi)


Sophia Sakellaridis – ‘Adieu, notre petite table’ from Manon (Massenet)


Lana Quaid – ‘Quando m’en vo’ from La Boheme (Puccini)


Yixuan Qian – ‘Must the winter come so soon?’ from Vanessa (Barber)


Masimba Ushe – The Policeman’s Song from Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan)