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ABOUT THE LONDON OPERA COMPANY

The London Opera Company formed in the summer 2020 to give fellow musicians and international opera singers who had lost their work to the Covid pandemic the opportunity to keep performing and to give music lovers a first class treat after a summer devoid of live concerts.


In October 2020, the LOC gave its inaugural performance: a sold-out and rapturously received chamber concert of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at The Warehouse, London. 

Opera magazine said, of this performance, 'Not only was there no weak link in the cast; strength of ensemble and dramatic interaction rendered it considerably more than the sum of its parts...Above all, this was an accomplished and moving    

company debut.'

 
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CONTACT AND TICKETS
WHAT'S NEXT

The London Opera Company will perform Tristan und Isolde, complete with a full orchestra at St John's Smith Square on 29th October 2022. This concert performance of Tristan und Isolde will feature a world-class cast of singers and musical direction by Peter Selwyn, who has assisted on Bayreuth and Royal Opera House Covent Garden productions of The Ring Cycle. Tickets will go on sale soon and are likely to sell out. 


To join our priority waiting list please email to reserve tickets at: thelondonoperacompany@gmail.com.


If you are interested in donating or

providing sponsorship, enquires are also welcome via our email.

YouTube Links:

https://youtu.be/H3MzsXW4dvo

https://youtu.be/NHMuuVP3CbI

https://youtu.be/EnC-HgnKFXM


If you are interested in joining our orchestra please email thelondonoperacompany@gmail.com.


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Die Walküre Act 3; Scene 3, London Opera Co. Cara Mchardy (Brünnhilde) & Simon Thorpe (Wotan) 2021.
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Die Walküre Act 3; Scene 3, London Opera Co. Cara Mchardy (Brünnhilde) & Simon Thorpe (Wotan) 2021.

Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre performed at 3pm, Saturday 3rd July 2021 St John’s Church, Waterloo. This is a new chamber version for five instruments, piano and percussion, performed in German with English surtitles. Music Director Peter Selwyn has arranged this version of the opera for piano, percussion and an assortment of instruments, including bass clarinet and bass trumpet. Having assisted on productions of Die Walküre at Bayreuth and Covent Garden, Peter was excited by the challenge of conveying the essence of Wagner’s powerful and beautiful score with a small number of crucial instruments, which bring out important motifs and add weight to the bigger moments, such as the Ride of the Valkyries, yet also bring subtlety and colour to the more beautiful passages. Cara Mchardy Studied at guildhall school of Music and Drama and Conservatoire de Paris. She covered Ortlinde for Royal Opera House in 2018 Ring cycle and sang Brünnhilde for ROH Insight,The Music Of The Ring. She has covered EVA inENOs The Mastersinger Of Nuremburgh, Mad Woman in the Uk premier of Weinberg's the passenger and Australian woman in The Death of Klinghoffer . For Opera North she has covered Helmwige, Ortlinde and Gerhilde. For longborough Festival Opera shas sang the role of Ortlinde and covered the roles of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer woglinde Helmwige and 3rd Norn in previous Ring Cycles. cara has performed the role of Helmwige and Gutrune and covered all brünnhilde's for Saffron Opera Ring Cycles. For Edinburgh Opera Players she has sang Elizabeth in Tannhauser, Chrysothemis in Electra and Die kaiserin in Die Frau Ohne Schatten. Other roles sang include Leonora, Lady Macbeth, Tosca, Turandot, Desdemona. Robert Gilder Managing Director rgilder@robert-gilder.com Wotan : Simon Thorpe Studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Drama and The National Opera Studio. He sung at the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Opera House in London and in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain. He also works at ENO, WNO, Opera North, Scottish Opera and many other quality, smaller opera companies. as a Heldenbaritone his operatic repertoire centers around Puccini, Verdi and wagner. He recently sang the title role in Der Flieglender Holländer for Longborough Festival Opera company. More info at simonthorpe.net https://www.thelondonoperacompany.org/ The London Opera Company formed in the summer 2020 to give fellow musicians and international opera singers who had lost their work to the Covid pandemic the opportunity to keep performing and to give music lovers a first class treat after a summer devoid of live concerts.