Get the pop-corn ready and join Rhiannon and Ed as they perform SoundUp Arts: Mini Movies. Watch scenes from Musical Theatre, Operetta and Opera, and sing-along with classics such as "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" and "Wouldn't it be Loverley"!
-- Shh.. the movie is about to start! --
SoundUp Artists involved:
Who is behind this project?
This project has been generously supported by the One Manchester Catalyst Fund.
Meet the Artists:
Rhiannon Doogan is a Mezzo soprano living in Manchester. She recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music where she was the recipient of the Kathleen Trust scholarship, the Annie Ridyard Scholarship and the D’Oyly Carte Trust scholarship. Rhiannon has performed professionally with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company as part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations and most recently as a chorus member, cover and lead role for Buxton International Festivals Young artist scheme. She has also recently performed the roles of La Badessa in Suor Angelica, Shining one in Pilgrim’s Progress, Mere Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmelites and Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park. During lockdown Rhiannon was lucky enough to become a SoundUp Artist and has created online resources as well as performing fundraising concerts for people living with dementia.
Midlands born baritone, Edward Robinson studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as the Oglesby Trust and Drapers de Turckheim Scholar, under the tutorship of the internationally acclaimed baritone, Quentin Hayes. Edward’s operatic achievements include the role of Pilgrim The Pilgrim's Progress, Marco Gianni Schicchi, Don Pedro Much Ado About Nothing, Silas The Orphans of Koombu, Valens Theodora, Bobinet La Vie Parisienne, Le Surintendant des plaisirs Cendrillon, Sicario Macbeth, Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro and Boy 2 Trouble in Tahiti; performing with Dorset Opera Festival, Clonter Opera, Northern Opera Group and as a young artist at The Buxton International Festival, 2018 and 2019. Alongside Rachel, Edward leads musical workshops and gives performances in care homes and special schools for Live Music Now and SoundUp Arts.
Following her performance as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist 2018, Rachel Fright was awarded the Hester Dickson Duo Prize with duo partner Ted Black (tenor) to study at Oxenfoord International Summer School with Malcolm Martineau. Rachel performs regularly across the UK and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. She is also a musician for Live Music Now, deputy tutor at Yorkshire Young Musicians and accompanist to Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and King Edward Music Society, Macclesfield. Recent work has included projects with Clonter Opera Theatre and the Oxford Lieder Festival.