DIRECTOR

        

 

BUXTON FESTIVAL & FROME FESTIVAL Pants!

SOUTHERN OPERA CHRISTCHURCH     Die Zauberflöte  /  Time Pieces - L'Heure Espagnole & Ticked Off

 

 

OPERA FACTORY NZ                                 Suor Angelica  /  Orpheus in the Underworld  /  L'Enfant et les Sortilèges  /

                                                                       Die Fledermaus  /  Albert Herring  /  Galas  /  Children's operas  

NEW ZEALAND OPERA                              The Magic Flute & The Stolen Sun

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND                    Messiah  /  Albert Herring  / Carmina Burana

 

CLONTER FARM OPERA                            SCENES

 

 

TACOMA OPERA                                        The Rape of Lucretia  /  La bohème    

 

 

HAMILTON GARDEN FESTIVAL              La finta giardiniera 

 

ST DOGMAEL'S ABBEY                             Hamlet

SEATTLE OPERA                                         Season Previews and Gala 

RWCMD                                                       Miss Haversham's Wedding Night

OTHER                                                         Die Entführung  /  Don Giovanni  /  Amahl and the Night Visitors      


 

 

Linda Kitchen

Coaching / Teaching

WIAV (Wales International Academy of Voice)

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

University of Auckland Vocal Studio

New Zealand Opera Emerging Artists

 

Opera Factory teen and youth workshops

University of Washington opera scenes

Private studio

 

 

Roles performed include:

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Oscar /  Sophie /  Flora (Tippett)  /  Jemmy  /  Waldvogel

Opera North, Leeds                              Susanna /  Pamina  /  Cherubino  /  Eurydice /  Magnolia

Welsh National Opera                         Gretel  /  Adele  /  /  Drusilla  /  Despina /  Zerlina

English National Opera                       Morning to Midnight  /  B T of Petra von Kant

Glyndebourne Festival Opera           Amor (Poppea)  /  Blondchen /  Papagena

De Nederlandse Oper                          Titania  / Jano  /  Papagena

Grand Théâtre de Genève                   Jemmy  /  Papagena

Garsington Festival                              Zerbinetta  /  Celia (Lucio Silla)

 

Grange Park Festival                            Despina

 

Hong Kong Festival                               Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier)

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos          Pamina  /  Eurídice

Opera Zuid, Maastricht                       Zerbinetta

Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux              Susanna

Irish National Opera                            Pamina

 

Northern Ireland Opera           Susanna

 

Aix-en-Provence Festival                    Papagena

 

Opéra de Rouen                                    Susanna

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Festival    Blondchen

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich       Drusilla

Staatsoper, Waldbühne, Berlin        Papagena

 

Concerts /  Recordings

Recitals with Malcolm Martineau  /  Wyn Davies  /  Julius Drake

BBC Radio 3 and television

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Manchester Camerata

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

 

 

The Book

 

OPERA LIVES

 

CURATED by Linda Kitchen

PHOTOS by Nobby Clark

CONTRIBUTORS: 

 

                   

 

Susan Bickley

Christopher Gillett

Felicity Lott

Peter Rose

Philip Blake-Jones

John Graham-Hall

Morag McLaren

Nicky Spence

Maureen Brathwaite

Eiddwen Harrhy

Rosa Mannion

Keel Watson

Susan Bullock

Richard Hill

Paul Nilon

Louise Winter

Thomas Allen

Anna Devin

Simon Keenlyside

Joan Rodgers

PUBLISHED

 

by SPIRAMUS PRESS

https://spiramus.com/opera-lives

bonsaidiva@mac.com         

Writer / Director

 

FLORA & DORA                     

Fiordiligi & Dorabella AFTER Così fan tutte

TRUMP IT                              

2016 USA Election farce

PANTS!                                   

Who wears the trousers in your opera?

THE CASANOVA PROJECT  

Hip-Hop Don Giovanni

TICKED OFF                          

Back-stage of L'Heure Espagnole

 

FAST FORWARD FIGARO     

Marriage of Figaro in 50 minutes  (co-writers Wyn Davies and Janis Kelly)

THE MAGIC FLUTE & THE STOLEN SUN 

Sung and Narrated  

HANSEL & GRETEL   /   KATYA KABANOVA    /   COSÌ FAN TUTTE   /  LA TRAVIATA   

Season previews

BEING WOMAN                          

A compilation of opera ensembles for RWCMD

LINDA IN THE KITCHEN

Written and performed by LK and Wyn Davies