- with Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) and Natalie Burch (piano)
A musical insight with Michael Chance accompanied by rising young mezzo-soprano Amy Lyddon who will be performing a range of arias.
Over more than 30 years, Michael Chance has established an international reputation as performer, teacher and director across a broad spectrum of opera, recital, oratorio and recordings. He has embraced old and new music with equal passion, having notable roles and songs cycles written for him by composers from Harrison Birtwistle, Judith Weir and John Tavener, to Richard Rodney Bennett, Tan Dun and Elvis Costello. His range has helped develop the possibilities both for the counter-tenor voice and the interest in and passion for earlier repertoire.
Michael Chance has performed in most of the great opera houses and concert halls, has made over 150 recordings and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague, in his own Siena Summer Academy in Italy, and in masterclasses all over the world. He accepted the invitation to be artistic director of The Grange Festival in October 2015. He was given the task of creating from scratch a new opera company and putting together rather hastily the first season in 2017 after the unexpected announcement shortly before the departure of Grange Park Opera from The Grange. It is rare for a singer to be given the top job in an opera company and The Grange Festival is the only opera company in the UK to be led by one of international renown. It is intensely gratifying that The Grange Festival’s entire senior management team moved from GPO to work with him and stay at The Grange.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours