St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Olivia Lewis – soprano
Olympia Hetherington – mezzo-soprano
Alessandro Viale – piano

Tuesday, 13 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

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G Handel

Giulio Cesare

Non disperar

Presti omai

Venere bella

Va tacito e nascosto

Caro! Bella! Più amabile beltà

Son nata a lagrimar

C Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice

Che fiero momento

Che faro senza Eurydice

W Mozart

La clemenza di Tito

S'altro che lagrime

Ah, perdona al primo affetto

Idomeneo

Zeffiretti lusinghieri

S'io non moro a questi accenti

Olivia Lewis is currently carrying out postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance under the tutelage of Prof Susan McCulloch.

Previously, Olivia was a Rossini Young Artist as part of the Rossini 2016 Opera Festival. Here, she performed the roles of Berta, (Barbiere di Siviglia), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Elvira (L'italiana in Algeri) and Countess (Le Comte Ory). She  also made an appearance as a gypsy lover in a production of Puccini's Il Tabarro with the Melos Sinfonia alongside guest artist, Sarah-Jane Lewis.

In addition, Olivia spent last year touring with Opera Anywhere, singing the role of 1st Lady, 1st Boy and Papagana in an adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute directed by Sue Moore. This year she will be taking on the role of leading lady, Adina, in Opera Bamba's 2017 production of L'elisir d'amore and the role of Diane in St Paul's Opera's summer production of Orpheus in the Underworld.

Olympia Hetherington began singing as a chorister in Salisbury Cathedral. She then went to The Godolphin School as a Music Scholar and on to Jesus College, Cambridge as a Choral Scholar where she read Classics.

After graduating she studied in Moscow with Galina Anatolievna and she then moved to London where she was taught by Susan McCulloch. Olympia has performed as the mezzo-soprano soloist with the St John Singers, Canford Choral Society and King's Baroque as well as singing in various solo recitals in London.

Having left her work as a Parliamentary Assistant in the the House of Commons she is now studying voice with Susan Roper at the Royal Northern College of Music. Upcoming engagements include Bruckner's Mass in F Minor with Cranford Choral society in March and the role of 3rd Spirit in the Longborough Festival Opera's production of The Magic Flute in July.

Alessandro Viale holds Master's Degrees in Piano, Harpsichord, Composition and Conducting (and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics!). In 2016 he became a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and also a Professional Accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Born in Rome, he has recently moved to the UK where he has a busy career as solo pianist, chamber musician, continuo player and accompanist. He has played in numerous festivals and major venues in Italy including Villa d'Este and Filarmonica Romana. He often works with renowned ensembles such as Imago Sonora and co-founded the Ardorè Duo. He has premiered more than thirty pieces written by composers from many countries.

Olivia Lewis was a Rossini Young Artist and is now carrying out postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance under the tutelage of Prof Susan McCulloch. Olympia Hetherington began singing as a chorister in Salisbury Cathedral and is now studying voice with Susan Roper at the Royal Northern College of Music. Born in Rome, Alessandro Viale holds Masters Degrees in Piano, Harpsichord, Composition and Conducting (and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics!). In 2016 he became a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and also a Professional Accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.