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Opera North 2019/20 season

Opera North has just announced its 2019/20 season and we are delighted that there are so many MKAM artists involved! John Savournin will sing Fotis in Martinu’s The Greek Passion, directed by Christopher Alden and conducted by Garry Walker.  Counter-tenor Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian will sing Nireno in Tim Albery’s production of Giulio Cesare, conducted by Christian Curnyn.  Katie Bird will sing Mimi in the… Read more

2019 news so far…

Bass-baritone DAVID IRELAND has made his debut in Avignon as Colline La Bohème, with further performances in the same role as part of ENO’s current revival … conductor DAVID CHARLES ABELL has finished a successful run of Sweeney Todd in Zurich with Bryn Terfel and Angelika Kirchschlager … mezzo-sopranos AHLIMA MHAMDI and LUCIE ROCHE are… Read more

Last chance for Carousel at the Coliseum!

It’s your last chance to see MKAM’s marvellous David Charles Abell at the helm of the superb ENO orchestra, chorus and cast in Carousel at the Coliseum (final performance May 13th).  Here are just a selection of his outstanding reviews: ‘Musically, it may indeed leave you giddy: the orchestra’s handling of the score, under conductor David… Read more

Sunyoung Seo’s Opera North Debut is a Triumph!

Massive congratulations to Sunyoung Seo after her role and company debuts for Opera North as Liu in Turandot: “…but it was the liquid lyricism of Sunyoung Seo’s Liu that enchanted the ear and stole the heart.” Richard Morrison – The Times – 2 May 2017 (5 stars) “…Liu is the Korean Sunyoung Seo, projecting clean… Read more

Danny Driver – BBC Music Page

The fabulous Danny Driver now has a BBC Music Page, which includes some biographical information and news about recordings. Crucially, though, it also includes some recent recordings made for the BBC, including excerpts from In Tune like bits of the Bach French Suite No. 5 and a movement from Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the latter with… Read more

Simona Mihai – Debut as Mimi

Following her debut as Nedda I Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House in London, MKAM’s Simona Mihai makes her debut at Oper Frankfurt with her first performances in the role of Mimi in Alfred Kirchner’s production of La Boheme in December 2016.  The performances will be conducted by Dirk Kaftan and begin on 2nd December, running until 31st December:… Read more

Christian Immler – Mozart Mass in C Minor Released and Reviewed

We are delighted to announce that baritone Christian Immler’s latest recording with Bach Collegium Japan (conducted by Maestro Masaaki Suzuki), Mozart’s Great Mass in C-Minor, has just been released.  There is already a five-star review, this time from The Guardian:

Simona Mihai joins MKAM

We are delighted to announce that the Romanian-British soprano, Simona Mihai, has joined Mark Kendall Artists.  We will be representing her exclusively in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Simona is a graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, where she recently made her debut as Nedda in I… Read more

What’s on – May 2016

Here are just some of the highlights for clients of Mark Kendall Artists over the next few weeks: Christian Immler sings the Bach Magnificat with Ensemble Pygmalion, conducted by its director Raphaël Pichon, at the Festival de Saint-Denis: Aoife Miskelly sings several performances of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte for Oper Köln, conducted by Francesco Pasqualetti and opposite Marcus… Read more

Anaïs Constans

We are delighted to announce that the young French soprano, Anaïs Constans, has joined the Agency.  Ms. Constans has won prizes in competitions all over the world, including at Operalia and at the Montserrat Caballé competition.  She studied in the South of France, including at the CNIPAL in Marseille, and has only been a freelance singer… Read more


Mark Kendall Artists is delighted to announce that Nicholas Sharratt has, as of the beginning of the 2015/16 season, joined its roster of tenors.  Fresh from singing John in Richard Ayres’ Peter Pan for Welsh National Opera (including two performances at the Royal Opera House in London) and scaling the bel-canto heights of Donizetti’s Il Furioso all’Isola di San Domingo with English… Read more

Mélisande in Chicago!

Having sung her first Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande at the beginning of the 2014/15 season at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, Jenny Carlstedt is about to make her USA debut in the same role, this time for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.  There are three concert performances of the opera, on 14th, 16th… Read more

Richard Wiegold 2014/15 – A season of Debuts on both Sides of the Atlantic

Tonight marks the start of another busy and exciting season for the Welsh bass, Richard Wiegold, as David Pountney’s new production for Welsh National Opera of Rossini’s masterpiece (and last opera)  Guillaume Tell opens at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, with Richard playing the crucial role of Melchtal.  The fabulous cast also includes Barry Banks as… Read more

Tim Murray – Porgy in Barcelona!

Having already conducted Cape Town Opera’s smash hit production of Porgy and Bess, set in the township of Soweto in the 1970s, at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, in London’s Coliseum and at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, MKAM’s Tim Murray is about conduct his first performance of this production in Barcelona’s legendary Liceu opera theatre.  This… Read more

War & Romance: David Charles Abell’s Transatlantic Summer

The summer has hardly begun and already MKAM’s David Charles Abell has received critical acclaim and delighted audiences with Into the Woods at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris (his fourth Sondheim in France), the Olivier Awards in London and a concert of Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein with the fabulous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Now David heads to the USA to work… Read more

The Crackle!

After conducting a hugely successful production of Porgy and Bess at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the premiere of Wayne MacGregor’s new ballet, Tetractys – the Art of Fugue for the Royal Ballet, MKAM’s Tim Murray conducts Matthew Herberts new take on the Faust story, The Crackle, at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio.  The production premieres on Saturday 5th… Read more

Soprano Kate Valentine joins Mark Kendall Artists

I am delighted to announce that the hugely talented Scottish soprano Kate Valentine is now represented by Mark Kendall Artists.  Best known for her portrayal of some of opera’s strongest female characters for major companies across the UK, especially Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s… Read more