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Anthony Stuart Lloyd

7th February Anthony Stuart Lloyd & pianist Sharon Richards

‘High Wide and Handsome’  Featuring a host of ‘songs from the shows’ popular opera and heart warming Welsh songs. The welcome return of this distinguished Welsh baritone who has had numerous roles with the Welsh National Opera.

Anthony Stuart Lloyd (born Cardiff, 1967) is a baritone opera singer from Wales.[1] He attended school at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, and then studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama[2] and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a house principal at Freiburg Opera House in Germany, and has performed several roles for Welsh National Opera, as well as appearing in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Jacob.

Sharon Richards pianist Sharon Richards

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  1. 7th February Anthony Stuart Lloyd & pianist Sharon Richards

    Anthony Stuart Lloyd-now there’s a good old Welsh surname-big in stature-mammoth in talent!
    With a voice borne on the wings of angels from the very heart of Heaven and a disposition that is genuinely as `umble as is humanly possible, this mighty man served up a delightful feast of diverse music of all genres.

    Sympathetically accompanied on the piano by the very talented…Sharon Richards, who gave several solo musical interludes ranging from the beauty and tenderness of Debussy(the girl with the flaxen hair) to a deep and moving composition by a French composer entitled `Litanies of France`-her final piece being a jazz exercise by outstanding pianist-Oscar Peterson.

    During the first half a paper clip, probably falling from a gantry above, entered the piano and lay across a string giving it a slightly `harpsichordal sound` whenever played-the pianist and vocalist, despite numerous attempts were unable to establish exactly where it was so they pressed on until the interval when it was found and removed.

    I tend to think that it was from somewhere far more mundane-the piano tuner’s lunch was probably wrapped and secured in a plastic bag by this clip and he carelessly discarded it-we must be ever thankful that a half eaten cheese sandwich was not also found in there!!
    Anthony’s anecdotes about his homeland and family soon established him a an entertainer of the finest calibre not at all afraid to have a laugh at his own expense and his light hearted view of opera and the characters involved was very refreshing and further endeared him to us.

    Another truly memorable night –let’s hope it is not too long before they visit us again.

    Jennifer Kersey.

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