Singers 2019/2020 - CLB Management

Singers 2019/2020 - CLB Management
Catriona Bell
Artist Manager
Tel. +44 20 3176 9295

                                   Singers 2019/2020

                                         Julia Sitkovetsky is an award winning, young lyric/dramatic-
                                         coloratura soprano who is rapidly becoming established on stages at
                                         home in the UK and abroad. Most recently a finalist in 2019 Paris
                                         Opera Competition. In the 2017/18 season, Julia made her role and
                                         house debut as Gilda Rigoletto at the Landestheater Linz, Austria;
                                         returned to the Staatsoper Hannover with the role of Ida in Hans
                                         Werner Henze’s Der Junge Lord; and made her role and house
                                         debut as Fernando in Vivaldi's Motezuma at Theater Ulm, Germany.
                                         Previous seasons saw Julia debut at the Staatsoper Hannover with
                                         the role of Louise Henze's Die Englische Katze; the title role of
                                         Handel's Alcina at Longborough Festival Opera; Mim' in Puccini's La
                                         Bohème for Vaasa Opera, Finland; Danish Lady and First Strolling
                                         Player in Britten's Death in Venice with Garsington Opera; Emilia
in Vivaldi's Catone in Utica at Dartington Festival. Upcoming performances include Königin der Nacht in Die
Zauberflöte with Scottish Opera and Opera Santiago di Chile in the 19/20 season. She will also be making
her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2020 and performs at Snape Maltings with Roger Vignoles.

REGINALD MOBLEY - Countertenor
                      Particularly noted for his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly
                      produced tone” (Miami Herald), countertenor Reginald Mobley is
                      highly sought after for baroque, classical and modern repertoire.
                      Recent highlights include an extensive tour of sixteen concerts
                      around Europe singing Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the
                      Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by Sir John Eliot
                      Gardiner; an ensemble to which he returned for a further European
                      tour, where international reviews commented on his ‘purity of timbre’
                      and ‘homogeneity of tone’. He also performed concerts of Händel’s
                      Messiah with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Purcell’s King
                      Arthur with the Academy of Ancient Music in London and Mozart
                      Requiem with Orkiestra Historyczna in Poland.

                                          The remainder of the 2019/20 season sees Reginald embark on tours
                                          of Germany with Freiburg Barockorchester, and Balthasar-Neumann
Choir und Ensemble, performing at prestigious venues across Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. This
is followed by a series of concerts and a return invitation with Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart in 2020.
He will also appear in Australasia, making his debut in Hong Kong, with Händel’s Messiah, before embarking
on an Australian tour in Easter 2020 to perform a selection of Bach cantatas.
Singers 2019/2020 - CLB Management
Catriona Bell
Artist Manager
Tel. +44 20 3176 9295

                                       British baritone Benedict Nelson enjoys a busy international career
                                       with recent highlights including performances of Britten’s Gloriana
                                       at Teatro Real de Madrid in Madrid and Carmina Burana by Orff
                                       with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.
                                       A Harewood Artist at English National Opera, he performed roles
                                       including Valentin Faust, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s
                                       Dream Count Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore L'elisir d'amore and
                                       the title role Billy Budd. Nelson has a passion for contemporary
                                       music, reflected by recent projects including Gerald Barry’s
                                       Importance of Being Earnest at the ROH, The Barbican and
                                       Lincoln Centre and At Sixes and Sevens by Mark- Anthony Turnage.
                                       He recently performed in Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second
                                       Violinist at the Barbican with the production then touring to The
Netherlands. Recent engagements include new opera Anthropocene with Scottish Opera and The Burning
Fiery Furnace at Lammermuir Festival. He recently performed Boulanger's Faust et Helene with Royal
Stockholm Philharmonic with repeat performances with BBC Symphony Orchestra in addition to performances
of The Silver Tassie by Mark-Anthony Turnage with BBCSO. Nelson recently covered the role of Figaro
in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Upcoming engagements include further performances of The Second Violinist and Scottish Opera’s new
commission Breaking the Waves, a return to ENO to cover the role of Aristaeus the Man in their production
of The Mask of Orpheus, and a tour with Shadwell Opera to St Petersburg in Knussen’s Where the Wild
Things Are.

                      Spanish baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé was winner of the 2017 Gold
                      Medal at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he
                      completed both a Singing Masters and the Opera Course with
                      Professor Rudolf Piernay. He was awarded First Prize, as well as the
                      Audience Prize, at the 2015 Handel Singing Competition and the
                      same year was nominated for ‘Oxford Lieder Young Artist’, together
                      with pianist Ben-San Lau. He was also named an ECHO Rising Stars
                      artist for 2018/19 season and performed in several concerts
                      throughout Europe. Operatic roles include Il Conte Le Nozze di
                      Figaro, Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Orfeo L’Orfeo, Lesbo
                      Agrippina, Aeneas Dido & Aeneas, Frank Die Fledermaus,
                      Pantalone Le Donne Curiose by Wolf-Ferrari, Thésée Ariane by
                      Martinů and Uberto La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi.

Upcoming engagements include Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Zaretsky Eugine Onegin at Teatre
del Liceu in 2020, and Handel’s Messiah L'Auditori de Barcelona under Kazushi Ono in December 2019.
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                                       Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff
                                       Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. A former BBC
                                       Radio 3 New Generation Artist and 2008 winner of the Kathleen
                                       Ferrier Award, Johnson was formerly an English National Opera
                                       Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent.

                                    Recent operatic highlights include Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus
                                    and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, a
                                    celebrated run as Alfredo La traviata in a new production, and
                                    subsequent revival, by Peter Konwitschny, Tamino in a new
                                    production of The Magic Flute by Simon McBurney, and Nemorino
                                    The Elixir of Love, all for ENO; Don Ottavio for Glyndebourne
                                    Festival Opera, ENO and Opéra National de Bordeaux, Lysander in
                                    Britten a A Midsummer Night's Dream for Bergen National Opera,
                                    Oronte Alcina in a concert tour with The English Concert, Bénédict
Béatrice et Bénédict for Chelsea Opera Group,Novice in Michael Grandage's production of Billy Budd at
Glyndebourne, Copland's The Tender Land at Opéra de Lyon and productions for Scottish Opera and the
Classical Opera Company.

Upcoming engagements include a Monteverdi Gala Concert at the Wigmore Hall, a recital at the Musée
D’Orsay and performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with the Salzburg Camerata at de Doelen in The
Netherlands. He returns to Grange Festival as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and then embarks
on a tour of South East Asia as Camille in Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

PAUL CAREY JONES – Bass-Baritone
                        Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones won the Wagner Society
                       Singing Competition in 2013, and has since performed roles in a wide
                       range of repertoire including Wotan Die Walküre, Dr Schön Lulu,
                       Scarpia Tosca, Father Hansel & Gretel, Ping Turandot and
                       Marcello La Bohème. Recent career highlights include The Colonel
                       in Brothers, a modern opera by Daniel Bjarnason at Icelandic
                       Opera, The Nose at the Royal Opera House, Macbeth for Northern
                       Ireland Opera, Philip Glass’ The Trial for Scottish Opera and Scarpia
                       Tosca at Nevill Holt Opera.

                                        Recent engagements include covering the roles of Donner Das
                                        Rheingold and Gunther Götterdämmerung at Royal Opera House
                                        London in a production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen,
and Wotan Das Rheingold at Grimeborn Festival, which received great critical acclaim. Paul also returned
to Iceland Opera in the role of Marchese d'Obigny with performances of La Traviata and will perform Lescaut
in Manon Lescaut for Opera Holland Park in their summer 2019 season.

Future engagements include performing the role of Sacristan and covering Scarpia in Tosca in an extended
tour with Scottish Opera. Paul is also engaged by Longborough Festival Opera from 2021-23, where he will
perform the role of Der Wanderer/ Wotan in performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen.
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Catriona Bell
Artist Manager
Tel. +44 20 3176 9295

                      Praised for his “remarkable, strikingly- focused baritone voice”
                      (PAMINA Online Magazin) Christian Andreas made his professional
                      debut in 2009 as Brundibar in the opera of the same name by Hans
                      Krasa at the Heilbronn Theater in Germany.

                                      Highlights include the role of the pontiff in Bach's Matthäuspassion
                                      Helmuth Rilling at the Teatro del Lago in Chile, followed in 2015 by
                                      his debut with the Berner Symphoniker under Mario Venzago
                                      in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy in the Kulturcasino Bern. In
                                      addition, in 2016 in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden he performed
                                      in Käpt'n Bone, a children's opera after Rossini's L'Italiana in
                                      Algeri, Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen, Il Conte di Monterone
                                      Rigoletto at the Verbier Festival. He has also performed with the
Weimar Bach Cantata Academy, and the Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble. Recent highlights also include
a tour of Bach Cantatas in Germany, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at the Aquilon Music Festival Oregon in
the USA.

Upcoming engagements include a tour of Germany in September with Vox Orchester with works including
Alexanderfest by Händel; in November, a tour of the UK and Sicily, performing the role of Duphol in Verdi’s
La Traviata, while December sees him embarking on a Concert Tour to China with Slaithwaite Philharmonic
Orchestra. He will join the ensemble of Opera de Lyon Opera Studio in their 2020/21 season, performing
roles in several operas including Carl Orff’s La Lune.

                                       A graduate of the Opéra National de Paris' Atelier Lyrique, Julie
                                       Mathevet's coloratura is particularly delightful in French and
                                       Mozartian repertoire. Opera highlights include Eglé La Dispute by
                                       Benoît Mernier, Zerlina Don Giovanni and Lydia Fauré’s Pénélope
                                       at La Monnaie, Servilia La Clemenza di Tito at Teatro de La
                                       Fenice and Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte at Opera de
                                       Massy in Paris. Julie has several trademark roles including Yniold
                                       Pelleas et Melisande which she has sung on several stages,
                                       including the Opéra National de Paris, Verbier Festival, Malmö Opera
                                       and last season with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Sydney
                                       Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
                                       Recent engagements include Ariadne auf Naxos with the
Cleveland Orchestra, singing Naiad and covering Zerbinetta, and her debut with the New York Philharmonic
singing in Prisoner of the State, a new opera by David Lang.

Upcoming engagements include a Donizetti recital in Pessac, France in September, and Exsultate
Jubilate Mozart at the Cathédrale Saint-André in Bordeaux.
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                      Carsten Wittmoser has worked in prestigious opera houses all over
                      the world, such as Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin,
                      Komische Oper Berlin, State Opera Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid,
                      Monte Carlo Opera, Seattle Opera House, Detroit Opera House,
                      Opera de Bogota, and Opera de Bellas Artes Mexico City. His
                      operatic repertoire includes Rocco and Pizarro Fidelio, Don Basilio
                      Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Escamillo Carmen, Scarpia Tosca, the
                      Villains Tales of Hoffmann and the title role Der Fliegende
                      Holländer. Recent performances include Conte d’Almaviva Le
                      Nozze di Figaro for Opera Carolina and Kurwenal Tristan and
                      Isolde at The Metropolitan Opera. Future engagements include his
                      return to Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra
                      singing Luigi Nono’s Intolerance and he will also be returning to
                      cover at The Metropolitan Opera in performances of Das
                      Rheingold and Die Walküre. He will also be making his debut at
                      Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Telramund Lohengrin.

                      A graduate of the Vienna University of Music and Arts, Iranian
                      soprano Forooz Razavi was the winner of the Main Prize at the 2017
                      Voci Verdiane International Competition in Busseto and participated
                      in the Opera Studio of Teatro Regio di Parma. Highlights of her
                      operatic career include Celia La Fedeltà Premiata by Haydn at the
                      Vienna International Opera Academy, conducted by Karolos
                      Trikolidishis, and Annina La Traviata at Teatro Regio di Parma. This
                      summer she will be embarking on an exciting project, recording a CD
                      with renowned Tenor Bryan Hymel. The recording, produced for
                      ERATO Warner Classics will feature a programme consisting of Verdi,
                      Bellini and Donizetti arias.

                                      Upcoming engagements include Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera at
                                      Opera de Oviedo, and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at the Immling
Festival in Halfing. She is now engaged at the Opera Studio of Teatro Alla Scala for their season 2019-21
where she will have the opportunity to study, cover and perform main roles in several productions at this
prestigious house.
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Artist Manager
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                                      A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, Nicholas Scott is
                                      particularly skilled in early music repertoire. He was a member of the
                                      7th Edition of Les Arts Florissants’ young artist programme Le Jardin
                                      des Voix, and with them, and has performed at major venues across
                                      the globe. Recent engagements included a return to Zurich Opera to
                                      perform the role of Parque in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie under
                                      Emmanuelle Haim, a tour of Monteverdi’s Orfeo and performances
                                      with Cappella Mediterranea throughout Europe and South America,
                                      notably including Teatro Colon; Damon, Acis and Galatea with
                                      Damien Guillon and Le Banquet Celeste, Telemann’s Brockes
                                      Passion with Rapahel Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion, Handel’s
                                      Messiah with Laurence Cummings and the Bournemouth Symphony
                                      Orchestra, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Sir Roger Norrington,
Charpentier’s La Decent d’Orphée aux enfers with Sébastien Daucé and Monteverdi’s Selve Morale with
William Christie and Paul Agnew with Les Arts Florissants. Other Highlights include King Arthur at the Zürich
Opera under Laurence Cummings, a concert of motets by Bouteiller and Brossard entitled Maîtres du Motet
Français with Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew, Purcell’s King Arthur with Brisbane Baroque, a
programme of Bach Cantatas with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Charpentier’s Medee under William
Christie at Zurich Opera.
Upcoming engagements include roles in L’Orfeo with Opera de Royal de Versailles, as well as Lully’s
Cadmus et Hermione with the same house; a tour of Sydney and Melbourne in 2020 in a programme
including Charpentiers Te Deum as well as returning to Purcell’s King Arthur in a European tour 2021. He
will also be performing the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion for the Dunedin consort under Kristian
Bezuidenhout in 2020.
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