RNCM Opera Scenes

Programme 

Lakmé
Music by Léo Delibes
Libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille

Bonnie Callaghan Miss Ellen
Keren Hadas Miss Rose
Olivia Sanders-Robinson Mistress Bentson
Hakeem Henderson Gérald
Myles Docherty Frédéric

Ann Miller Conductor
Stuart Barker Director
Jacob Swindells Repetiteur
Lynne Dawson Language Coach

The opera takes place in India. Two English army officers,
Frédéric and Gérald, and two young English ladies, Ellen
and Rose, with their governess Mistress Bentson break
through the bamboo fence that surrounds the temple,
exclaiming with delight at all that they see. Frédéric
warns them that some of the flowers may be poisonous;
he also explains that the hut belongs to a dangerous and
implacable Brahmin, whose only delight is his lovely
daughter, Lakmé. They are all mystified by this unfamiliar
realm and comment on the situation where a young girl
must avoid contact with the outside world. The ladies
spot Lakmé’s jewels.

Idomeneo
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco

Rowan Gillard Idomeneo
Stephanie Wong Ilia
Dylan Jenkins Idamante
Olivia Tringham Elettra

Matteo dal Maso Conductor
Stuart Barker Director
Daniel Pugh-Bevan Repetiteur
Antonia Sotgiu Language Coach

On learning that Idamanate must leave to fight the sea
monster, Ilia has declared her love to him. Idamante’s
father, Idomeneo, who has unwittingly promised his son’s
life to Neptune appears and is racked with torment.
Elettra, who also loves Idamante, is filled with jealousy.

Don Giovanni
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Callum McCandless Leporello
Ornella Berthelon Donna Elvira
Henry Strutt Don Ottavio
Christina Orjis Donna Anna
Jade Carty Zerlina
Rajnard Hrascanec Masetto

Matteo dal Maso Conductor
Stuart Barker Director
Jacob Swindells Repetiteur
Antonia Sotgiu Language Coach

Leporello, in disguise as Don Giovanni, is tiring of the
attentions of Donna Elvira. They are discovered by four
people, all of whom have very good reasons for hating the
Don. Leporello has no choice but to reveal his identity.

The RNCM is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far but know we need to do more as we work to create a more sustainable world. One way we can make a huge difference is to minimise the number of printed programmes and free sheets we produce each season.

This is why we’ve decided to move away from mass produced, single use print for most of our events, offering an online programme of up-to-date information instead. Additionally, many of our concerts now include a personal introduction by members of staff and students, which gives insight into the repertoire performed as well as an opportunity to get to know our community a little more.   

Where printed programmes are still required, such as RNCM Opera performances and end of term showcases, content is thoughtfully produced using limited resources. An online option is also available for those wishing to support our mission.

We always welcome feedback from our audience members and would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission so far.