A Celebration of Puccini
Sussex Symphony Orchestra 25th anniversary concert
Sunday 15th July, 6pm at The Dome, Brighton., In aid of Cancer Research UK
Joanne Appleby soprano
Claire Pendleton soprano
John Pierce tenor
Richard Hawley as Puccini
Sally Taylor narrator
Mark Andrew James conductor
Puccini – portrayed by Coronation Street actor Richard Hawley – will be interviewed live on stage by BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor, when his fascinating life story will unfold.
Interlaced with the dialogue will be compelling and dramatic excerpts from operas including La Bohème, Tosca, Madam Butterfly and Turandot which mark Puccini as one of the greatest operatic composers who ever lived.
The glorious music will be performed by Sussex Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 25th anniversary under its charismatic founder and conductor Mark Andrew James, with soloists Joanne Appleby, soprano, Claire Pendleton, soprano, and John Pierce, tenor.
Joanne Appleby, currently a member of English National Opera, has performed at major venues across the UK and in over 30 countries.
Claire Pendleton, also a member of ENO, has performed extensively around the world and at the London Palladium.
John Pierce won the the Welsh Singers Competition in 2010, following in the footsteps of Bryn Terfel, and has since become one of the most popular singers on the concert and operatic circuits.
£10, £15, £25 and £32.50
Book online here
In person at Dome Box Office, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE
By phone 01273-709709
Season Sponsor: Southern Water