Imogen Garner – Mezzo Soprano, Fenella Haworth – Piano will be performing their WACIDOM Saturday lunchtime concert at Bold Street Methodist on Saturday 25th January 2020
They will be playing:
Seit ich ihn gesehen – Schumann
Er der herrlichste von allen – Schumann
Voi, che sapete – Mozart
Non so piu cosa son cosa faccio – Mozart
Habenera – Bizet
Seguidille – Bizet
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix – Saints Saens
Sabbath Morning at Sea – Elgar
Where corals Lie – Elgar
Popova’s aria – Walton
Imogen Garner read Economics at Sheffield University and following a year’s teacher training studied at the RNCM. She has recently performed La Principessa in Suor Anglelica for the North Wales Opera Company and Ursule in Beatrice et Benedict for Aylesbury Opera. At last year’s Buxton Festival she covered Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin, in previous years Imogen has covered 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. 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.
Earlier in 2018 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, Flat Pack Music 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. Later this year Imogen is looking forward to singing the Duchess in Lennox Berkley’s A Dinner Engagement for Lunchbreak Opera and Madame Grenu in Hahn’s Ciboulette at the Buxton Festival. 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.