Soprano Erin Alexander to sing for Chichester Music Society
Chichester Music Society (formerly Funtington Music Group) welcome back Erin Alexander (soprano) with Nick Miller (piano) for a show which was to have been their first under their new name on June 10.
Erin and Nick will present On A High Note, the story of soprano Graziella Sciutti. The singer was a contemporary of Maria Callas and helped pioneer the movement of opera singers becoming actors. Erin will sing the arias by Mozart, Verdi, and Rossini which made Sciutti’s career.
The recital will be in Chichester University’s Chapel of the Ascension on Tuesday, September 29 at 7.30pm.
CMS chairman Chris Hough said: “Depending on current guidelines, arrangements will be made for socially distanced seating in the University Chapel, and all Government guidelines will be complied with. The university will live-stream the event.
“Full booking details together with the free live streaming link are available on our website at www.chichestermusicsociety.org.”
Erin Alexander completed her training on a full scholarship at the European Opera Academy at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy. While there, she performed the roles of Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).
Prior to this, Erin read music at the University of Chichester, graduating with first-class honours, the Chichester Music Group Robert Headley Music Prize, the Tosti Italian Art Song Prize, and the Sondheim Song Prize.
In 2018, she graduated with a master of music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
As the first ever recipient of the Cooper Hall Emerging Artists Bursary Award, Erin has performed the roles of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with assistant director at Royal Opera House, Greg Eldridge, and Mimi (La Boheme) for the editor of Opera Now.
Erin has appeared in oratorio, deputising for Catherine Bott performing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and has performed the soprano solos in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, and recently debuted Ian Lawson’s One World Cantata. Erin’s Oratorio highlights include performing Palestrina at the Museo San Columbano in Bologna and Byrd at the Vatican in Rome.
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