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Kurt Weill: 

Mahagonny Songspiel

Charlie: Andrew Rees Billie: Norbert Meyn
Bobby: Barnaby Rea  Jimmy: Edward Grint
Jessie: Anna Dennis   Bessie: Martha Jones
The Continuum Ensemble; Philip Headlam, conductor

Albert Herring 

by Benjamin Britten, Act I, sc. 1

Nancy Hermiston, director  
Philip Headlam, conductor
Westben Festival Orchestra, Westben Music Festival, Ontario Canada

Kurt Weill: 

Vom Tod im Wald op. 23 

text by Bertolt Brecht 

Barnaby Rea, bass  The Continuum Ensemble; Philip Headlam, conductor

Ernst Toch: 

Egon and Emilie (not a Family Drama)

libretto by Christian Morgenstern (English translation by Matthias Janser and Philip Headlam)

Donna Bateman, Emilie   Martin McDougall, Egon
Annabel Arden, director  The Continuum Ensemble; Philip Headlam, conductor

‘Vocal performances were all strong. Donna Bateman was suitably over-wrought as Toch’s Emilie, and Barnaby Rea appropriately dark-toned in Vom Tod in Wald. The pick of the voices, though, was Anna Dennis, both as the wife in the Hindemith and as Bessie, the soprano role in Mahagonny……

The singers…. gave it their all, with Andrew Rees especially heroic in the unforgiving writing for Charlie. Anna Dennis and Martha Jones offered classy lyrical relief in the ‘Alabama Song’


Paul Hindemith: 

Hin und Zurück (There and Back )

libretto by Marcellus Schiffer; English translation by Marion Farquhar

Helene    Anna Dennis Robert              Andrew Rees
Auntie     Martha Jones Doctor           Barnaby Rea
Orderly    Edward Grint     Wise Man   Norbert Meyn
The Continuum Ensemble; Philip Headlam, conductor

Ernst Krenek: 

Die Jahreszeiten, op. 35

Three Pieces, op. 22

BBC Singers; Philip Headlam, conductor