Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 1/3), with Andrew Whitfield

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  • Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 1/3), with Andrew Whitfield
    9 May 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 1/3),

with Andrew Whitfield

ZOOM WEBINAR: 6.30pm, 9th May 2021

 

In this lecture Andrew will examine three world-class singers who left far too few recordings: Anita Välkki, James Miligan, Bernd Aldenhoff.

 

Andrew Whitfield

Andrew Whitfield is currently Associate Conductor and Chorus Master at Minnesota Opera, a post he has held since 2018. In 2019 he made his conducting debut with the company in performances of La Traviata and returned to the podium the following year to conduct Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Prior to that, Whitfield was Resident Conductor and Chorus Master at Opera San José. A champion of new works, Whitfield served as prompter for the World Premiere of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber at San Francisco Opera, and has subsequently collaborated with composers such as Kevin Puts, Paola Prestini, Alma Deutscher and Joel Puckett. Whitfield has also worked at the San Francisco Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra, assisting and covering conductors like Semyon Bychkov, Susanna Mälkki, Edward Gardner, Jane Glover, and Karina Canellakis.

Active in the time of COVID, this January Whitfield will make his Fort Worth Opera debut in the virtual world premiere of Joseph Illick’s Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook . He has also collaborated with The Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theatre and Opera America on other virtual opera projects.

In 2007 Whitfield founded Opera Depot, a company dedicated to restoring and promoting live broadcasts of opera recordings. In that time, Opera Depot has disseminated hundreds of thousands of hours of opera and amassed a collection nearing two thousand recordings.

 

This online event is £5 to all members, £10 for non-members (Refundable on joining) and free for students/under 30s.  Please register your interest below and you will be sent a Zoom link in good time for the lecture, probably during the previous day. (Please do not contact us for the link unless it has not been received immediately before the lecture is due to begin.) If you wish to make a donation, please do so via our website (see button to the right) or contact treasurer@wagnersociety.org.   (NOTE: Joint members intending to watch this lecture together only need to register once.)

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