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Where Are They Now? 2014

GÉRARD SCHNEIDER – Tenor – 2013 & 2014

Gérard Schneider made his first appearance at Clonter in 2013 as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and he returned to perform in the 2014 Opera Gala. Since then Gérard has performed throughout the world, including major debuts at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Wexford Festival Opera, and the Salzburger Festspiele. Gérard joined the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the current season, debuting to great acclaim as both the Prince in Rusalka and Der Hirt in Krol Roger. He also made his debut with the Komische Oper Berlin in Barrie Kosky’s new production of La bohème and returned to Bard SummerScape for three projects celebrating the works of Alexander Pushkin which included the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart & Salieri. For the 2019/20 season, Gérard will continue his Ensemble work with Oper Frankfurt, performing Der Hirt in Krol Roger and the Prince in Rusalka. Also, he will be making his debut in the role of Gounod’s Faust in a new production at Opera Omaha.

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Click here to watch Deutsche Radio Philharmonie 2015 – Che gelida manina La bohème

Click here to watch Joyce DiDonato Master Class, Carnegie Hall 2015 – Se all’impero amici Dei La clemenza di Tito

Click here to watch International Meistersinger Akademie 2018 – Tombe degl’avi miei Lucia di Lammermoor

Click here to watch Frankfurt am Main 2019 – Questa o Quella Rigoletto

PAUL CURIEVICI – Tenor  2014

Since Faust, Paul has created roles in two world premières at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre – Titorelli in Philip Glass’ The Trial, and Eames in The Virtues of Things – as well as covering the role of Jack O’Brien in the new Covent Garden production of Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and singing First Jew for Northern Ireland Opera’s Salome. Further projects have included Jack in The Importance of Being Ernest at the Barbican Theatre and the Lincoln Centre, New York, and the Royal Opera House; and Don Basilio in Scottish Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro.

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Click here to watch Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, ROH Finale 2016


Since performing at Clonter, Thomas went onto perform on the concert platform Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and The Sea Symphony, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, The Star Bear in Howard Blake’s The Bear and Handel’s Messiah. In 2015 he went to take part in the Longborough Fesitval Opera, covering Count Ceprano, Rigoletto, and singing chorus in Tristan und Isolde and Rigoletto. Further productions have included Prince Gremin, Eugen Onegin for Opera on Location; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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HEATHER IRESON – Mezzo Soprano  2014

Since performing the role of Martha in Faust, Heather has since performed the role of 3rd Lady in a touring production of The Magic Flute with Young Opera Venture, and she was selected to be in the chorus for the Glyndebourne Festival. Heather performed in the chorus for Carmen and Polluto, for which she was a part of the UK premiere staging of this little know Donizetti opera.

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ANNA GILLINGHAM – Soprano  2014

Anna made her international operatic debut at the Opera di Firenze Maggio Musicale playing the role of Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. Recent concerts have included Der Hirt auf dem Felsen at the Vinterfest in Sweden; Opera arias with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Turkey; and Handel’s Messiah and Mahler’s 4th Symphony in London. Anna went on to sing Pamina in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at Theater Basel the following year.