Guildford Opera  : Cast Details and Reviews

‘Words and Music’ Magazine, Issue 145.  Jan/Feb. 2011

‘Surrey Advertiser’ Friday 3rd December 2011

Roger Barrett, Jody Coe,Margaret Cox, Pippa Davis, Harry Evans, Graham Fisher, Jean Gooding, Ted Hart, Joan Hounsome, Marion Hughes, Alan Knight, Sheila Knight, Johan Kutt, Amanda Leader, Glenis Magill, Peter Melville, Evelyn Morgan, Beryl Northam, Denis O’Donoghue, Clive Perry, Joan Robinson, Rita Rowland, Ming Rutherford,Chris Sibley, Sue Squirrell, Sue Smith, Zowie Sweetland, Eligio Tanggia, Gill Tarryer, Sue Tilling

Lucia di Lammermoor

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‘Amateur Stage’, April 2011 page 62

Grand Opera at it’s very best with principal singers who were masters of their art. Suzanne Shakespeare (Lucia) was excellent and received loud applause especially in the Mad Scene Act 3 from a packed audience. Kevin John was superbly cast and played the part well, as did Richard Arundel (Enrico).  James Davis (Raimondo) gave a wonderful performance, his singing clear and resonant. Miles Hartfield (Normano) Yuri Sabatini (Arturo) and Julia McCullough did their parts justice. A well rounded chorus in resplendent costumes provided excellent support for the principals. Well done Guildford.


       Violin 1                                                       Tina Bowles (Leader)

          Violin 2                                                       Lawrence Lea

          Viola                                                           Louise Hawker

          Cello                                                           Jayne Spencer

          Bass                                                           Gemma Murray

          Flute                                                           Elizabeth Cutts

          Oboe                                                           Sara Grint

          Clarinet                                                       Tracey Thurlow

          Bassoon                                                      Olwen Griffin

          Horn 1                                                         Jonathan Wood

          Horn 2                                                         Ray Lee



      Lucia                                  Suzanne Shakespeare

      Edgardo                              Kevin John

      Enrico                                 Richard Arundel

      Raimondo                            James Davis

      Normano                             Myles Harfield

      Arturo                                 Yuri Sabatini

      Alisa                                   Julia McCullough

Principal Characters

Musical Director        Francis Griffin       Stage Director    Jackie