Category Archives: Latest News

Danny Driver – March 2014

Danny Driver‘s busy year continues apace.  After a hugely successful debut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing the CPE Bach Double Keyboard Concerto with Mahan Esfahani and a residence at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, Danny plays Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Jack Liebeck, Thomas Carroll and Maximilliano Martin at… Read more

Richard Wiegold debuts as Banquo

Richard Wiegold has made a very successful debut at Palm Beach Opera as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth.  Already, the plaudits have begun, including a great review in the Palm Beach Daily News:   Before he travels to Utah to make his role debut as Timur in Turandot, Richard travels to BAM to cover the role of Claggart… Read more

Jenny Carlstedt – 2014/15 Season!

We are delighted to be able to announce that mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt (pictured right, photo Marcus Boman) will make her role debuts as Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and Der Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos at Oper Frankfurt during the 2014/15 season.  In addition, she will sing Angela in the world premiere of Hector Parra’s new… Read more

Danny Driver – 2014 Highlights

Here are just some of the highlights of 2014 for Danny Driver: Concerto in E Flat for Harpsichord and Fortepiano by C.P.E. Bach with Mahan Esfahani and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Rebecca Miller at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London; Eilat Chamber Music Festival, Israel, including a recital with Chloë… Read more

Orfeo in Nancy

Baritone Damian Thantrey (pictured left) and Bass-Baritone Daniel Grice will be singing Apollo and Pastore/Spirito in Claus Guth’s new production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, conducted by Christophe Rousset, at the Opéra National de Lorraine. The premiere will take place on 10th January, with further performances on 12th, 14th, 16th and 17th January:  Both singers will reprise their roles in this… Read more

A Baritone in Japan

German baritone Christian Immler has had a furiously busy end of year – and it hasn’t finished yet!  Having sung Bach’s B-Minor Mass with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, recorded Niobe in Bremen with the Boston Early Music Festival (with whom he sang Consalvo in Handel’s Almira during June and July this year) AND sung Mozart’s Requiem with the fabulous Bergen… Read more


David Charles Abell‘s most recent disc, conducting Diana Damrau and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, was released on 14th October 2013.  The disc includes songs from popular operettas and music theatre, including the ‘Czardas’ from Die Fledermaus, ‘I could have danced all night’ from My Fair Lady, ‘I feel pretty’ from West Side Story and… Read more

Tim Murray conducts Earnest

Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest opens tomorrow night, 14th June 2013, at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by MKAM’s Tim Murray  Tim is very excited about being involved in this first staged UK production.  “This version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a kind of wild… Read more

MKAM News May 2013

Jenny Carlstedt caps a hugely successful season at Oper Frankfurt in the title role in Häendel’s Teseo. Tilmann Köhler’s new production opens on 30th May and runs during the early part of June – In the 2013/14 season in Frankfurt she will sing Idamante in Idomeneo, Miranda in Ades’ The Tempest, Meg Page in Falstaff… Read more

David Charles Abell – Olivier Awards 2013

MKAM’s David Charles Abell will conduct the orchestra for the Olivier Award ceremony on Sunday 28th April (  The ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 ( and you can tune in later on in the evening on ITV.  Maestro Abell has just had… Read more

April News!

It’s been a very busy few months for conductor David Charles Abell.  There’s been no gap at all between performances of Follies at Opéra de Toulon and rehearsals for a brand production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Chatelet in Paris, directed by Lee Blakeley: The first night is on 15th April and performances… Read more