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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Buddug Verona James

Work: Profile

Summary

Buddug Verona James, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio. She subsequently sang Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at Madame Patti's Opera House, Giacinta in Mozart's La Finta Semplice at the Camden Festival and Meg Page with Giuseppe Taddei as Falstaff at the Brighton Festival. In 1986 she sang at the Glyndebourne Festival, and studied at the National Opera Studio. She has sung in the British premieres of Smetana's Devils Wall and Wolfgang Rihm's Jacob Lenz. Other roles include: Mad Margaret (Guernsey Festival); Mercedes in Carmen and Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Opera 80); Orlofsky and Hansel (Opera Northern Ireland); Rosina in the Barber of Seville and Orlofsky (Mid Wales Opera/Travelling Opera); Hansel and Dardano in Handel's Amadigi (Dublin Opera Theatre Company); Proserpina in Peri's Euridice, arranged by Stephen Oliver; Sloper and Hope in In the House of Crossed Desires by John Woolrich (World Premiere); Vitige in Handel's Flavio (Cambridge Handel Opera Group) the title role in Cenerentola and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Dulwich Festival); and Faranesi in Gerald Barry's The Intelligence Park (World Premiere,Opera Factory, Almeida Festival), later recorded for Radio 3. She made her European debut as Hermia in a new production produced by Brigitte Fassbaender (Netherlands Opera), and has also toured internationally with Opera Circus. Her varied concert repertoire includes the title role in Juditha Triumphans (Vivaldi Festival, St John Smiths Square); St Matthew Passion under Paul Steinitz, Theodora for Paul McCreesh, Bach cantatas (London Virtuosi), Beethoven's Mass in C (Bournemouth Sinfionetta, QEH) and Elijah (Royal National Eisteddfod), concerts at St David's Hall, Cardiff, including Mozart's Ch'io mi scordi de te under Jane Glover, and the Messiah (Singapore Symphony Orchestra). Recordings include Operavox Cartoons, and folk songs arranged by classical and contemporary composers. Broadcasts include Y Sioe Fawr (Radio Wales), Operavox and Heno (S4C) and The Score (BBC2). Prizes include the Welsh Singers Competition, Pantyfedwen Eisteddfodau and the Royal National Eisteddfod. International performances include a tour of In the House of Crossed Desires, Amadigi in New York, Paris and Portugal.

Analysis

Davies collaborations include:
1992 - White Bird Featherless
1996 - Affections

www.buddug.co.uk

Buddug Verona James

  • Series Title: Profile
  • Title: Buddug Verona James
  • Summary: Buddug Verona James, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio. She subsequently sang Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at Madame Patti's Opera House, Giacinta in Mozart's La Finta Semplice at the Camden Festival and Meg Page with Giuseppe Taddei as Falstaff at the Brighton Festival. In 1986 she sang at the Glyndebourne Festival, and studied at the National Opera Studio. She has sung in the British premieres of Smetana's Devils Wall and Wolfgang Rihm's Jacob Lenz. Other roles include: Mad Margaret (Guernsey Festival); Mercedes in Carmen and Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Opera 80); Orlofsky and Hansel (Opera Northern Ireland); Rosina in the Barber of Seville and Orlofsky (Mid Wales Opera/Travelling Opera); Hansel and Dardano in Handel's Amadigi (Dublin Opera Theatre Company); Proserpina in Peri's Euridice, arranged by Stephen Oliver; Sloper and Hope in In the House of Crossed Desires by John Woolrich (World Premiere); Vitige in Handel's Flavio (Cambridge Handel Opera Group) the title role in Cenerentola and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Dulwich Festival); and Faranesi in Gerald Barry's The Intelligence Park (World Premiere,Opera Factory, Almeida Festival), later recorded for Radio 3. She made her European debut as Hermia in a new production produced by Brigitte Fassbaender (Netherlands Opera), and has also toured internationally with Opera Circus. Her varied concert repertoire includes the title role in Juditha Triumphans (Vivaldi Festival, St John Smiths Square); St Matthew Passion under Paul Steinitz, Theodora for Paul McCreesh, Bach cantatas (London Virtuosi), Beethoven's Mass in C (Bournemouth Sinfionetta, QEH) and Elijah (Royal National Eisteddfod), concerts at St David's Hall, Cardiff, including Mozart's Ch'io mi scordi de te under Jane Glover, and the Messiah (Singapore Symphony Orchestra). Recordings include Operavox Cartoons, and folk songs arranged by classical and contemporary composers. Broadcasts include Y Sioe Fawr (Radio Wales), Operavox and Heno (S4C) and The Score (BBC2). Prizes include the Welsh Singers Competition, Pantyfedwen Eisteddfodau and the Royal National Eisteddfod. International performances include a tour of In the House of Crossed Desires, Amadigi in New York, Paris and Portugal.
  • Analysis: Davies collaborations include: 1992 - White Bird Featherless 1996 - Affections www.buddug.co.uk
  • Publisher: SDR
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2010-08-25
  • Media type: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
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  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesreplay.com/record/2864