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Opera Singer Biographies for Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore

Posted on 21st Mar 2024 | Mark

Louis Hurst


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Mancunian Bass-Baritone Louis Hurst gained his MMus with Distinction from the RNCM. His studies were made possible by the generous support of Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild, and the Musician’s Benevolent Fund. Louis has worked with many companies including English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Britten Sinfonia, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Grange Park Opera, Iford, Zucher Sing Akademie, Longborough festival, and St. Endellion festival.

His operatic highlights include Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro, Escamillo Carmen, Dulcamaro L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale Don Pasquale, Schicchi Gianni Schicchi, Balstrode Peter Grimes, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Kurwenal Tristan und Isolde, Cecil Maria Stuarda, Rodrigo Don Carlo, Alfio/Tonio Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Re di Scozia Ariodante, Donner Das Rheingold,  Köthner  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mr Peachum The Beggar’s Opera, and Father Hänsel und Gretel.

On the concert platform, his repertoire is wide and varied including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Rossini Petite Messe, countless Messiahs and Belshazzar’s Feast with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is a regular performer with several distinguished choirs at London’s Chapel Royal, the Savoy Chapel, Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, and St George’s Hannover Square amongst others.


Joseph Buckmaster


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Lyric spinto tenor Joseph Buckmaster is equally at home on both the opera stage and concert platform. This summer Joseph returned to Opera Holland Park as Rodolfo in La Boheme after a successful Monsieur Triquet in their production of Eugene Onegin the previous year. Joseph has a close relationship with IF Opera and returns this summer as a guest artist in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

In 2021, Joseph made his debut with Grange Park Opera singing the role of Male 1 in the world premiere of The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko.

Joseph has an on going relationship with Heritage Opera, roles with them have included Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte), Basilio and Don Curzio (The Marriage of Figaro) and he covered the role of Don José(Carmen).

Joseph studied at both the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst at the Royal Academy roles included Apollo (Semele) and Alméric (Iolanta).

On the concert platform, performances include Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus and The Foundling Hospital Anthem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.



Georgina Rosanna Crowe


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British/Irish Soprano Georgina Rosanna Crowe is from Manchester currently residing in Bolton.

She was a student at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School before moving to London in 2001 (where she spent the next 12 years) and studied the Double Bass and Voice at the Royal Academy of Music. She completed a postgraduate course at Trinity College of Music in 2009, where she was awarded the Muncey Scholarship to study with Ameral Gunson and where she was a finalist in the English Song and Lieder Competitions.

In 2012 she was the runner up in the Llais Llwyfan Llambed Award. She has participated in masterclasses and coachings with Robert Tear, Rosalind Plowright, Kelvin Lim, Robert Aldwinkle, Sally Burgess, Theresa Gobel and Mark Packwood. Georgina is currently a student of Jane Irwin.

She has had a varied career travelling the world singing on cruise ships and in theatres.. Since settling in Bolton in 2013 Georgina has worked locally – co-founding Outreach Opera with Helen Latham. They have established

a reputation for their original approach to performing opera and the audiences they attract.

Georgina has performed with many opera companies – including British Youth Opera, Grange Park Opera, Preston Opera and most importantly Pavilion Opera – where she has Freddie Stockdale to thank for all the amazing opportunities he gave to her and for showing her the pure joy of sharing opera with children!

Roles include: Countess (Marriage of Figaro), Norina (Don Pasquale), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Boheme), Michaela (Carmen), Juliette (Romeo and Juliet), Margeurite (Faust), Anne Truelove (The Rakes Progress)

She is an experienced teacher and vocal leader and is vocal teacher at Cheadle Hulme School, Brabyns Preparatory School and Lancaster Girls Grammar School.

Georgina is a member of the British Voice Association


Helen Latham


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Helen Latham, a soprano from Lancashire, completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal and Operatic Studies at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire before studying with dramatic soprano, Jane Erwin.

Helen has performed roles including Micaela Carmen, Gilda, Rigoletto, Mimi La Boheme, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Adele Die Fledermaus, Gretel Hansel And Gretel and 1st Boy The Magic Flute. Whilst studying, roles in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire opera scenes included Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw, Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress, Mimi La Boheme, and Fox Cub The Cunning Little Vixen.

In concert, Helen has performed Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mariazellermesse, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Orff ‘s Carmina Burana.

As well as being choral director of both Hoghton In Harmony choir and Lancaster Girls Grammar School Senior Choir, Helen has enjoyed a varied path as a vocal animateur, working on projects with Welsh National Opera and Outreach Opera. As a founding member of Outreach Opera, Helen continues to create opera in the community, delivering workshops across the UK.






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