A reader alerted us to British barihunk Jevan McAuley after seeing him perform Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte
with Opera Holloway in Wiltshire. The opera has been updated to more contemporary times and is set in World War II. He has additional performances in Surrey on September 3, 22 and 23, in West Sussex on September 10 and in Oxfordshire on September 15. The cast also includes barihunk Przemyslaw Baranek as Don Alfonso, Callie Gaston as Callie Gaston, Sophie Dicks as Dorabella, Tom Morss as Ferrando and Lorena Paz as Despina.
Jevan McAuley hails from Salisbury, Wiltshire and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music
& Drama with a Bachelor of Music (honors) in Classical Voice and a Master of Music in Classical Voice. At Guildhall he performed Sid in Britten's Albert Herring
, as well as roles in Don Giovanni
, Die Zauberflöte
, La fille du régiment
, La Rondine
, Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino
, Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio
and in Lennox Berkeley's A Dinner Engagement.
Opera Holloway in 2009 in order to give young artists the opportunity to perform in opera at the early stages of their careers, and to present accessible performances to the public, particularly new audiences. The company has performed in a variety of venues from barns in Sussex to pubs in Wales. Tickets are available online
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