Melanie COTTON attended the Royal Northern College of Music. She performed Mary in the British premier of Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent`s Nativity, Julie in Carousel, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Patience in Patience, Frasquita in Carmen, Francesca in Francesca da Rimini, Varvara in Katya Kabanova and Mimì in La Bohème. She regularly performs in oratorio and concert and has performed live and recorded for BBC radio. She has appeared with Suffolk Opera and has sung the roles of Violetta in La Traviata, Mimì in La Bohème and Micaela in Carmen for the company. She recently sang Micaela and Ciò Ciò San for Commedia Productions.

Lynn BOUDREAU studied in Toronto, Canada and sang throughout Ontario, including a concert with Andy Williams. In Britain, she has appeared with The Purple Theatre Company in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, with Imperial Opera in Cheryomushki and Something’s Afoot and with Surrey Opera in Fiddler on the Roof and Macbeth. She sang Lady Billows in Albert Herring at the New Arch Theatre and appeared as Carmen and Violetta at the Bromley Little Theatre. She played Carmen for Commedia Productions and Gianetta in The Gondoliers at Hever Castle and sang Violetta in La Traviata and Musetta in La Bohème for Suffolk Opera. She sang on a Far East cruise, toured the UK and Ireland in A Viennese Strauss Gala and is now touring Europe and the UK with Opera on the Run.

Elaine HENSON is a graduate of the Universities of Exeter and Durham and a singing Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a soloist with Suffolk Opera, Commedia Productions, Lyrebird Opera, and with numerous choral societies. She has sung in France and on a tour of Chicago and Milwaukee. Operatic roles include Bizet’s Carmen, Purcell’s Dido, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Berta in The Barber of Seville, Anna in Maria Stuarda, Flora in La Traviata and Third Witch in Macbeth. She has sung for the University of Essex Lunchtime Concert series as well as several appearances on Anglia Television. She sang the Alto solos in John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, conducted by the composer, and recently was a soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the baton of Sir Colin Davis.

Jim HEATH began his musical career as a rock drummer and singer. He then turned to opera and has performed widely in Europe, the Middle East and the USA with companies including Opera North, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, English Festival Opera and the D’Oyly Carte Opera Co, with whom he has also recorded. His repertoire includes the tenor leads in Madam Butterfly, La Bohème, Tosca, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Macbeth, Il Seraglio, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Quixote, Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Pearl Fishers and The Merry Widow. He played the part of Ubaldo Piangi in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. His most recent roles have included Ernesto in Don Pasquale for the Opera Project and Camille in The Merry Widow for Opera UK.

Richard LLOYD OWEN originally graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art. His passion for singing took him to the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, followed by post graduate studies at the Trinity College of Music, London. He went on to sing throughout the UK and in Sweden and Germany. Richard has an extensive repertoire of the principal tenor roles in La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot, Madam Butterly, Aida, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, Samson and Delilah, Macbeth, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. He has sung with The Royal Opera Covent Garden, European Chamber Opera, Bach Festival Opera, First Act Opera, Hatstand Opera, Candlelight Opera, Cameo Opera, Burry Port Opera, The Bath Festival Opera, Central Festival Opera and The Milan Festival of Music in Italy.

Robin GREEN was a choral scholar and lay clerk at Christ Church and Magdalen College, Oxford, then Canterbury Cathedral. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he won the John Ireland Prize. He has sung with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, European Chamber Opera, London Opera Players, Pimlico Opera, Opera Brava, Heritage Opera, Opera Moldova, Mantissa Opera, Co-Opera Youth, Medway Opera, Holders Festival Barbados and Neath Opera. His extensive repertoire includes the principal tenor roles in Madam Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Tosca, La cenerentola, Barber of Seville, La traviata, Die Fledermaus and Carmen.

Mark SABERTON has an MMus in Advanced Opera from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has sung with innumerable companies from British Youth Opera to Scottish Opera. Equally at home on the concert platform, Mark has performed a variety of oratorio and recitals throughout the UK and Ireland and works regularly with the Dunedin Consort. On recording he appears as a solo Janissary on Sir Charles Mackerras’ version of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His most recent engagements were a series of Opera Gala engagements for Silversea Cruises and several roles with The Savoy Opera and Opera Project.

Glyn PAUL began his career in television soap-operas in his native Australia where he founded and administered the Pageant Theatre Company. He was awarded a scholarship to study at La Scala in Milan and went on to pursue a singing career in Italy. Engagements in a variety of German opera houses followed. He has produced, directed and sung extensively in opera throughout Europe

Mike HOPKINS has appeared as Marcello in La Bohème in several productions. He has sung a broad spectrum of roles with a variety of companies including Medway Opera, Commedia Productions, Suffolk Opera, and was a member of the Kentish Opera ensemble and The Kenneth Moore Theatre Opera Group for a number of years. Major roles include the title roles in Macbeth and Don Giovanni, Papageno in Magic Flute, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Sharpless in Madam Butterfly, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Escamillio in Carmen, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Tonio in I Pagliacci.

Tristan STOCKS began his musical career as a violinist but went on to complete his undergraduate studies in singing at Trinity College of Music. Solo engagements include Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation and also a performance for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Candlelit Concert at St Giles Cathedral as soloist for Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai and Bach’s Cantata 140. Tristan sings with a number of ensembles performing nationally and internationally. He has also sung for broadcasts on English and European television. Opera performances include Imeneo at St John’s Smith Square for Baroque Encounter, Our Man in Havana and Monteverdi’s Orfeo at Greenwich Theatre, and The Pearl Fishers, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, Martha and Don Pasquale for the French company Opéra De Baugé.

Laurie KUBIAK was born in New Zealand. After graduating in music from Auckland University he emigrated to Europe where he has sung more than twenty principal roles in opera. He has previously sung the role of Zuniga with Commedia Productions at the Hackney Empire and has sung Escamillo and Colline for Suffolk Opera. He has also appeared frequently in oratorio and was for many years active as a session singer.

David ROSE has devoted himself to the main tenor character roles in the operatic repertory. He has sung Goro, Beppe, Pedrillo, Spoloetta, Borsa, Benôit and Alcindoro, Dancairo and Remendado, Normanno, Don Basilio, Franz and Monostatos. He is a regular with the Kenneth Moore Theatre, Opera Nova and Aquarian Opera. He has appeared in musicals ranging from Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel, Chicago to La Cage aux Folles.