Monday, August 3, 2015

Morgan Pearse moving back to U.K.; Role debut as Figaro

Morgan Pearse
Morgan Pearse moved to the United States a year ago to become a Studio Artist wtih the Houston Grand Opera where his roles included Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Yamadori in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Anthony  in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. He also performed in the Jukebox Concert with the Wolf Trap Opera and Vocal Colors concert in Washington D.C. By all accounts, he impressed the U.S. opera world and will undoubtedly be a regular on American stages.

However, he's now moving back to the U.K. where he studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Fans won't have to wait long to hear him, as he's making his debut as Figaro in Rossini's Barber of Seville at the English National Opera on September 28 for a 10 performance run. The opera will also be broadcast by ENO Screen on October 19th at theatres throughout the U.K. and Ireland.

He'll be joined in the cast by ENO regular Andrew Shore as Bartolo, mezzo Kathryn Rudge in her role debut as Rosina,  the amazing young tenor Eleazar Rodriguez making his company debut as Count Almaviva and fellow barihunk Barnaby Rea as Don Basilio. Last June, Pearse appeared at ENO as Pompeo in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini.

Additional performances at the London Coliseum are on September 28 and 30, October  3, 9, 15, 19, 24 and 30 and Nov 5 and 11. On November 4th, he'll appear as part of the Samling Young Artists concert at Wigmore Hall along with soprano Susanna Hurrell, tenor Nick Pritchard and bass-baritone Arshak Kuzikyan.

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