PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

2019

 

13th December-Cinderella Opera Scenes

April Goss portrayed the role of Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola as undergraduate and postgraduate vocal students performed scenes from operatic adaptations of the classic fairytale Cinderella. Including: Massesnet's Cendrillon, Rossini's La Cenerentola and Pauline Viradot's Cendrillon.

Directors: Jennifer Hamilton, Eleanor Strutt and Toria Banks

Venue: Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9JF 

11th December-Masterclass: Nicky Spence

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a voice of real distinction”, acclaimed tenor Nicky Spence returned to share his insights with undergraduate and postgraduate vocal students.

Venue: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ London, United Kingdom

14th November-A Night at the Opera

April Goss performed the role of Violetta in Verdi's Brindisi from La Traviata in a concert of opera classics. Including Giuseppe Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Georges Bizet’s March of the Toreadors and Johann Strauss’s Champagne Chorus. Accompanied by an eight-piece ensemble orchestra.

Conductor: Dominic Ellis-Peckham

Venue: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ London, United Kingdom

1st November-Postgraduate Opera Scenes

April Goss portrayed the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) as part of the postgraduate vocal students  opera scenes concert. The programme included scenes from  Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.

Directors: James Hurley, Jennifer Hamilton and Toria Banks

Venue: Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9JF 

17th October-Lunchtime Recital

Soprano's April Goss and Tania Notte performed a selection of various songs and arias throughout the centuries with piano accompaniment provided by Isabella Gori and Guy Murgatroyd.

Venue: St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

23rd-24th August-Love and Revenge

April Goss portrayed the role of Musetta in Act 2 of Puccini's La bohème as part of the Melofonetica Veneto Opera Summer School and Arte Lirica Festival Various singers performed opera scenes from La bohème, Don Giovanni and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria.

Director: Matteo Dalle Fratte

Musical Director: Peter Ford

Venue: Teatro Eleonora Duse, Asolo

20th August-Lecture Recital

April Goss performed in the chorus of Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in partia as part of the Arte Lirica Festival and Melofonetica.

Musical Director: Peter Ford

Venue: Sala Consiliare, Asolo

18th August-Pop Up Tasters of La Bohème

April Goss portrayed the role of Musetta as part of the Melofonetica Veneto Opera Summer School. Various singers performed excerpts from Puccini's La bohème in Asolo.

Director: Matteo Dalle Fratte

Musical Director: Peter Ford

Venue: Piazza Garibaldi, Asolo

26th-27th July-The Tempest

April Goss portrayed the role of Dorinda in Henry Purcell's opera The Tempest.

The Tempest or Enchanted Land by Henry Purcell, adapted by John Dryden and William D’Avenant from Shakespeare’s comedy, The Tempest.

The Yorke Trust’s thrilling production with a period instrumental ensemble accompanied the production, led by the outstanding young violinist Conor Gricmanis. The soloists were drawn from music conservatoires and,The Yorke Trust Community Choristers.

Director: Jennifer Hamilton

Conductor: Christopher Quentin

Venue: South Creake St Mary's Church, Church Lane, NR21 9LX South Creake

11th June-Major Recital

Soprano April Goss and Pianist Timothy End performed a selection of songs and arias through the centuries.

Venue: Carne Room, King Charles Court, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9JF 

6th June-Salvation Army Concert

April Goss performed a lunchtime concert of a selection of songs from the shows with piano accompaniment provided by Catherine Edkins.

Venue: The Salvation Army, 49 High St, Romford RM1 1JL

25th April-Postgraduate Opera Scenes

April Goss portrayed the role of Woglinde (Das Rheingold) as part of the postgraduate opera scenes concert. The singers connected together into a dramatic performance with piano accompaniment. This was a fantastic opportunity for the audience to follow the development of the gifted young artists whilst enjoying the thrilling music of Verdi, Charpentier, Richard Strauss and Wagner.

Directors: James Hurley, Jennifer Hamilton, Toria Banks

Venue: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ London, United Kingdom

6th March-Masterclass & Recital:

Jette Parker Young Artists

This free masterclass and recital was a unique chance to observe some of the finest and most celebrated musicians in the world at close quarters as they worked with Undergraduate and Postgraduate Vocal Students. 

Venue: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ London, United Kingdom

 

2018

15th November-Masterclass:

Susan Bullock CBE

Dramatic soprano Susan Bullock CBE has performed all over the world. On this day she joined undergraduate and postgraduate vocal students at King Charles Court to lead an open masterclass.

Venue: Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9JF 

14th November-Masterclass & Recital: Jette Parker Young Artists

This free masterclass and recital was a unique chance to observe some of the finest and most celebrated musicians in the world at close quarters as they worked with Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. 

Venue: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ London, United Kingdom

2nd November-Postgraduate Opera Scenes

April Goss portrayed the role of Pousette (Manonas part of the Postgraduate Opera Scenes Concert. Vocal students presented a showcase of epiphanies, exploring moments in opera when characters make big decisions and experience moments of self-discovery. 

Directors: James Hurley, Jennifer Hamilton, Toria Banks

Venue: Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9JF 

16th August-Salvation Army Concert

April Goss performed a lunchtime concert of a selection of songs from the shows with piano accompaniment provided by Timothy End.

Venue: The Salvation Army, 49 High St, Romford RM1 1JL

26th-28th June-Gurre-Lieder

Soprano April Goss joined the Royal Academy of Music Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder.

Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

Venues: Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis, 1 Rue de Légion d'Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis, France

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Bishop's, London SE1 8XX

25th May-Final Recital

Soprano April Goss performed her final recital at The Royal Academy of Music. Accompanied by Timothy End they performed a range of repertoire from Haydn to Hubert Parry.

Venue: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, NW1 5HT London, United Kingdom

7th March-BMus 4 Vocal Showcase

The Royal Academy of Music's 4th year vocal undergraduates performed a public recital of songs and arias through the centuries with piano accompaniment.

Venue: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, NW1 5HT London, United Kingdom

8th February-Royal Academy of Music: Opera Scenes

April Goss portrayed the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) as part of The Royal Academy of Music's showcase of opera scenes. Including Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicchi.

Director: Christopher Cowell

Musical Director: Philip Sunderland

2017

 

7th December-Salvation Army Concert

April Goss performed a lunchtime concert of a selection of songs from the shows with piano accompaniment provided by Paul Higgs.

Venue: The Salvation Army, 49 High St, Romford RM1 1JL

27th August-Opera Scene: 

Hänsel und Gretel 

April Goss portrayed the role of Gretel as part of A.I.M.S's (International Music School) performance of scenes from various operas.

Director: William Relton

Venue: Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY

5th August-Operaestate Festival Veneto

As part of the Melofonetica course, singers performed arias from various Itlalian Opera with piano accompaniment.

Venue: Chiostro del Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

22nd June-Mahler Symphony No.2

April Goss joined the Royal Academy of Music Chorus and Symphony Orchestra as they performed Mahler's kaleidoscopic reflection on life, redemption and resurrection.

Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Bishop's, London SE1 8XX

7th June-Lunchtime Concert

April Goss performed a lunchtime concert with various songs and arias from different musical genres, with piano accompaniment provided by Ian Bay.

30th March-Salvation Army Concert

April Goss performed a lunchtime concert of a selection of songs from the shows with piano accompaniment provided by Timothy End.

Venue: The Salvation Army, 49 High St, Romford RM1 1JL

11th March-Masterclass: Jeremy Silver

 Conductor and music director Jeremy Silver joined Floral Opera Company to impart his knowledge of various opera repertoire on these inspiring young artists.

Venue: Private Residence

2016

 

3rd October-The Worshipful Company of Bakers Court and Livery Dinner.

As a thank you for the scholarship April Goss was awarded by the Worshipful Company of Bakers, April Goss performed a selection of songs and arias at their annual court and livery dinner.

Venue: Bakers Hall, 7 Harp Lane, London EC3R 6DP

28th August-Opera Scene: Falstaff

April Goss portrayed the role of Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff as part of A.I.M.S's (International Music School) performance of scenes from various operas.

Director: Susannah Waters

Venue: Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY

26th August Masterclass: Kathryn Harries

April Goss and fellow singers at A.I.M.S's (International Music School) were joined by renowned director Kathryn Harries as she imparted her knowledge of various opera and song repertoire.

Venue: Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY

10th July-Italian Opera Summer School

April Goss portrayed the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte and Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro as part of Isabella Radcliffe's Italian Opera Summer School's performance of opera scenes. 

Director: Mary King

Musical Director: Philip Thomas

Venue: Palazzo Pesce,Via Van Westerhout, 24, 70042 Mola di Bari BA, Italy

2015

 

5th October-The Worshipful Company of Bakers Court and Livery Dinner.

As a thank you for the scholarship April Goss was awarded by the Worshipful Company of Bakers, April Goss performed a selection of songs and arias at their annual court and livery dinner.

Venue: Bakers Hall, 7 Harp Lane, London EC3R 6DP

23rd August-Die Zauberflöte

April Goss portrayed the role of Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as part of the A.I.M.S's (International Music School).

Director: Jonathan Ramster

Venue: Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY

10th July-Italian Opera Summer School

April Goss portrayed the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni as part of Isabella Radcliffe's Italian Opera Summer School's performance of opera scenes. Including scenes from Le nozze di Figaro and La Cenerentola.

Director: Iqbal Khan

Musical Director: Robert Dean

Venue: Palazzo Pesce,Via Van Westerhout, 24, 70042 Mola di Bari BA, Italy

11th May-English Song Concert

The Royal Academy of Music's 1st year vocal undergraduates performed a public recital of English songs through the centuries with piano accompaniment.

Venue: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT

29th March-Masterclass: Mark Shanahan

As part of Melofonetica, April Goss joined fellow singers in a masterclass with Mark Shanahan

Venue: National Opera School, The Clore, 2 Chapel Yard, London SW18 4HZ

28th February-Masterclass: Alison Wells

April Goss joined fellow singers in a masterclass with mezzo-soprano Alison Wells.

Venue: St Barnabus, Grove Rd, Old Ford, London E3 5TG