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Noel Noel is a magical evening of Classical Christmas favourites performed by our outstanding Opera singers and their wonderful accompanist. evening sure to get everyone into the Festive spirit.

DAWN BURNS MEZZO SOPRANO
Northern Irish mezzo-soprano Dawn Burns is a former winner of the NI Opera Festival of Voice
competition and recipient of the BBC NI / ACNI Young Musicians’ Platform Award. Dawn trained at
the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was supported by the Leverhulme Trust.
She graduated with a Distinction from the MA Opera course under the tutelage of Suzanne Murphy.
Dawn is a former Young Artist at Mid Wales Opera, and recently performed the role of Ino in their
production of Semele. She played the role of Narciso in a touring production of Handel’s Agrippina
with Opera Collective Ireland and NI Opera, and last year created the role of Von Sasser in a new
opera entitled The Butt with Selfmade Music.
Dawn has previously worked with Scottish Opera (The Mikado), Grange Park Opera (Peter Grimes,
The Queen of Spades), Opera Holland Park (Aïda, Lakmé, L’amore dei tre Re) and NI Opera (The
Flying Dutchman, L’Elisir D’Amore, Turandot). Her other roles include Second Lady (Die
Zauberflöte RWCMD), Minskwoman (Flight RWCMD), Ida (Die Fledermaus RWCMD), Dido (Dido
and Aeneas Opera’r Ddraig).
Dawn’s concert highlights include performances with the Ulster Orchestra, the BBC Proms and the
National Chorus of Wales, and she has been featured on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 3.

 

JENNIFER WALKER SOPRANO
JENNIFER WALKER SOPRANOJennifer displayed an exceptional talent for music at an early age. She graduated from
the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with the highest possible honours in
July 2006, winning almost all of the college’s prizes for both performance and
academia. She subsequently completed her Masters degree in performance at
RWCMD, supported by a full scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research
Council, and has won numerous prestigious prizes, including the Russel Sheppard
Memorial Scholarship, Geraint Evans Scholarship and the Prize of the Province of
Noord Brabant in the International Vocal Concours in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Holland).
Jennifer has made her solo debut at many of the UK’s leading concert venues and has
recorded several solos for BBC Radio 3, including First Lady in Mozart’s Die
Zauberflöte , Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and most recently A.M.D.G (Britten).
Operatic credits include the title role in the World Premiere of Brian Irvine’s The
Tailor’s Daughter for the Youth Company of Welsh National Opera, the title role in
Cendrillon (Massanet) at RWCMD, Denise (Veronique – Messager) for Buxton
Festival Opera, Cousin in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) for Grange Park Opera. For
New London Opera Players / Secret Opera she performed both Mimi in Puccini’s La
Bohème and Violetta in La Traviata. Last year saw her sing Gretel in their touring
production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Micaela (Carmen) for Opera
Commedia, and complete a concert tour of the UK with Magical Mozart by Candlelight.
An advocate of new music, Jennifer recorded and performed a new cycle of songs
written in memory of the tragedy at Aberfan by composer John McLeod. In addition to
performance, she is also an experienced workshop leader and animateur. In a wide
variety of singing, composition and multi-arts projects she has worked with people of
all ages to increase awareness of opera and to encourage singing and musical
knowledge.

Richard Immerglück – Baritone
Richard Immerglück received his BMus (Hons.) at the Guildhall School of Music and
Drama studying under Robert Dean.
Most recently Richard made his international debut as the title role in le Nozze di
Figaro in Norway at the Kilden Opera House under conductor Manuel López-Gómez
with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra directed by James Hurley.
He made his debut at Grange Park Opera as Imperial Commissionaire and covered
Sharpless in John Doyle’s highly acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly as part
of the company’s ‘Rising Stars’ program. He also appeared as a Redicule in the GPO
production of L’amour des trois oranges directed by David Fielding. He has also made
his debut at Longborough as Officer of the Guard and covered Figaro in Richard
Studer’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
He recently performed Escamillo for Olivier Award winning director Robin Norton-
Hale’s production of Carmen at the Soho Theatre. This production has subsequently
toured with performances at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and The Salisbury
Playhouse (as part for the Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016)
Other roles include Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia,
Papageno die Zauberflöte, Belcore l’Elisir d’Amore, Schaunard La Bohème,
Leporello Don Giovanni and Mustafa l’Italiana in Algeri for Opera companies all
over Britain.
Concert performances most recently include Handel’s Messiah at Brecon Cathedral
with the Brecon Singers and Orchestra under Robert Evans. Also, Mozart’s Requiem
and the Pergolesi Magnificat with the Surrey Festival Choir and Guildford
Philharmonic Orchestra under Hilary Davan Wetton and the Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Christmas Carols with Atherstone Choral Society. Other recitals include
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein and
Christmas concerts with the Atherstone Choral Society, a number of opera gala
concerts in London and the South West and a unique English song recital at Somerset
House.
Over the past few years, Richard has been performing opera workshops in schools
around the country promoting opera to younger generations and he is currently a
Workshop Leader for Welsh National Youth Opera.

Robyn Lyn Evans – Tenor
Tenor Robyn Lyn Evans is from Ceredigion in mid Wales and is a postgraduate of the Royal College of
Music, London and graduate of Trinity College Carmarthen and recipient of the Stuart Burrows
bursary.
Robyn’s singing career began in the Eisteddfod competitions of Wales with highlights including the
National Eisteddfod of Wales scholarship, International Young Singer of the Year Llangollen
International Eisteddfod, Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize, Lampeter Eisteddfod Blue Riband; runnerup
W Towyn Roberts Memorial Scholarship and culminating with the David Ellis Memorial Prize in
2007.
Opera credits to date include Rodolfo, La Bohème (ENO, ETO & Opera Project); Don José, Carmen,
Alfredo, La Traviata and Macduff, Macbeth (Scottish Opera); Ismaele, Nabucco, Lord Hervey, Anna
Bolena and (c) Leicester, Maria Stuarda (WNO); Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (ETO); Il Duca, Rigoletto
(Longborough & Pavilion Opera); Malcolm, Macbeth and (c) Tebaldo, I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Opera
North); Pinkerton, Madam Butterfly (Raymond Gubbay); Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi and Fenton, Falstaff
(Opera Project); Nemorino, L’elisir d’amore and Alfredo, Die Fledermaus (Pavilion Opera); Gérald,
Lakmé and Prince, Rusalka (Swansea City Opera); Ernesto, Don Pasquale (OPRA Cymru) and Ferrando,
Cosí fan tutte (Hand Made Opera).
He can be frequently heard on the concert platform with countless performances from the oratorio
repertoire and appearances which have taken him to the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, Usher Hall Edinburgh, St David’s Hall Cardiff, as well as guest soloist with choirs touring
Europe.
He is also in demand on radio and television as a performer as well as a vocal commentator for BBC
Cymru Television and BBC Radio Cymru (Wales). Robyn has just released his second solo album – Ah!
Mes Amis.
Future engagements include performing the role of Rodolfo, La Boheme in the UK and France. He
makes role debuts performing Cavaradossi – Tosca this autumn and Lensky – Eugene Onegin next
Spring.