AN EVENING WITH LESLEY GARRETT
All profits going to St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Lesley Garrett CBE is Britain’s best known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, music theatre, concerts, television and radio. For more than 30 years she has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any modern day classically trained soprano, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers through the breadth and diversity of her work. Internationally Lesley has performed throughout Europe, U.S.A, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
Lesley has taken leading roles in many operas including The Merry Widow, Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, A Midsummer Marriage and The Mikado and worked with the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She played the role of Mother Abbess in the stage version of The Sound of Music and most recently performed in her first stage play The Messiah.
She continues to perform regularly in concerts with all the major UK orchestras including the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has toured with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and sang with the Russian National Orchestra.
As a recording artist she has recorded 14 albums including Soprano in Red for which she received the Gramophone Award for Best selling Classical Artist of the Year. She was also a featured artist on the platinum selling Perfect Day single released by the BBC in aid of Children in Need. She has released 6 DVDs.
On television she has appeared in programmes such as Lesley Garrett Tonight, The Lesley Garrett Show, Who Do You Think You Are, Countdown, Strictly Come Dancing where she was partnered with Anton Du Beke. Loose Women and Songs of Praise. On radio she has presented a show on Classic FM.
Lesley will be accompanied on piano by Anna Tilbrook and supported by BGT finalist Faryl Smith who is studying on a post graduate course in opera singing at the Guildhall School of Music, Trapdoor Theatre School and popular Eastbourne choir Concentus .
Full Price £25