We look forward to hearing Imogen Garner – Mezzo Soprano, Fenella Haworth-Head – Piano WACIDOM Lunchtime concert on Saturday 30th March. They will be performing:
Bizet – Habenera Carmen
Bizet – Seguidille Carmen
Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga – Rinaldo
Handel – Scherza infida – Ariodante
Rossini – Berta’s aria – The Barber of Seville
Saint-Saens – Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix – Samson et Dalila
Walton – Popova’s aria – The Bear
Gilbert & Sullivan – Alone and yet alive – The Mikado
Nicholas – Usherette’s blues
Kern – Can’t help lovin dat man – Showboat
Bernstein – Somewhere – West Side Story
Mezzo soprano Imogen Garner read Economics at Sheffield University and following a year’s teacher training studied at the RNCM. At ENO she has covered Paulina in The Winter’s tale, Lulu’s mother in Berg’s Lulu and 2 roles in Martinu’s Julietta. In 2016 she sang Marnie’s mother in a workshop performance of ‘Marnie’. Imogen has previously sung in the Extra Chorus at ENO and completed ENO’s Opera Works course in 2012. She has also sung in the Chorus at Scottish Opera on a number of occasions. Imogen has covered significant roles at the Buxton Festival for the last five years including Orfeo, Florence Pike, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Irene in Tamerlano, and Idamante in Idomeneo. She has also performed small roles in Charpentier’s Louise and has been the mezzo soloist in the Festival Mass on BBC Radio 4 each year.
Earlier in 2017 Imogen performed Berta in The Barber of Seville with Swansea City Opera on a 21 date tour, she has also sung Marcellina in their Figaro tour. Imogen performs regularly for Heritage Opera and Impromptu Opera and has sung 3rd Lady in the The Magic Flute, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, Annina in La Traviata, Giovanna in Rigoletto and Kate Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly. Imogen has
previously sung Marcellina for Young Opera Venture. She has also performed Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana, Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw and Mary in The Flying Dutchman. Imogen appears regularly on the concert platform and is a keen recitalist.
Fenella Haworth-Head studied at the RNCM with Majorie Clementi and David Francis. She won the Keldwyth Award in 1987. She has accompanied both choirs and soloists and regularly plays for BTS events as well as recording Brett Baker’s albums.