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Dear choristers and friends of OperaHerts, a very happy new year to you all. Secondly I am thrilled to announce OperaHerts' concert performance of Puccini's Tosca on March 4th @ 7.30 at Clarendon Muse, Watford Boys Grammar School. Following on from our hugely successful concert performances of Fidelio and La Boheme, Tosca seemed the obvious choice for the combined talents of the OH chorus and the boys of Watford Grammar. The cast is AMAZING. Lee Bisset as Tosca who has attracted rave reviews both here and in the USA for her performances of the title role, Stephen Aviss as Cavaradossi, a true Italianate tenor whose voice melts your heart and Stuart Pendred whose black voice and wonderful acting skills make him an ideal Baron Scarpia. OperaHerts' favourites Matthew Tomko and Malcom Rivers are Angelotti and the Sacristan. Further roles will soon be finalised. This is a cast not to be missed. To all chorus members who have sung before with OperaHerts please check your e mail (including junk). New choristers are always welcome. The Te Deum at the end of Act 1 is one of the greatest chorus moments in all opera. To all our friends, I look forward to seeing you on March 4th. Further details to be announced soon. This is a must see for Puccini lovers. Add it to your diary now! Phillip     

 OperaHerts was formed in 2014 by a team of local musicians with renowned musician Phillip Thomas as Music Director. Our mission is to bring first rate opera performances to the Hertfordshire area. We give concerts of Opera excerpts, Concert performances of Opera, Masterclasses and Workshops and Community events. 


We are also committed to providing an annual charitable concert and November 2014 we raised over £1000 for Peace Hospice Care. Our concerts in November 2015 amd November 2016 benefitted The Alzheimers Society and the Epilepsy Society respectively. Our next event takes place on 4th March 2017, which will be a concert performance of Puccini's Tosca featuring Lee Bisset in the title role, Steven Aviss as Cavaradossi and Stuart Pendred as Scarpia, alongside the OperaHerts Chorus and students from Watford Grammar School for Boys.


 



 Our patron is the internationally acclaimed soprano Dame Josephine Barstow.