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Kimberley Raw plays her dream role as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel

14 March 2018

Soprano Kimberley Raw has been part of the RNCM family for seven years. The 26-year-old completed her undergraduate studies in 2015 and is due to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma later this year. Here, she shares her thoughts on playing her dream role in Hansel and Gretel, and what she’s enjoyed most about her time […]

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New to Opera?

23 January 2018

If you’re new to opera, and not sure if it’s for you or where to start, here’s our handy guide about all things opera… You can wear whatever you like There’s no dress code for RNCM Opera performances. If you do want to make a special occasion of it and wear your best frock, be our […]

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Observing Oberon: A Contralto’s View of Oberon’s King

18 March 2015

Postgraduate Rebecca Starling is singing the role of Oberon in the RNCM production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 19, 23 and 27 March, made possible thanks to the kind permission of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Here, she shares her thoughts on why the role is rarely performed by contraltos, and how her voice type […]

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The Role Costume Plays in Performance

11 September 2014

As part of our Sponsor a Costume series, we caught up with 2nd year postgraduate student, Sarah Foubert (pictured, right), who will be performing the role of Hannah in our December production of The Merry Widow. She talks about the role costumes play in bringing a performance together and what she is most looking forward to about the […]

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