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SIMON GREEN Lord Evelyn Oakleigh Anything Goes Simon trained at LAMDA. Recent roles include Noel Coward Noel & Gertie, Barry House & Garden (Scarborough), Lumiere Beauty & The Beast (Dominion Theatre), Bernard Nightingale Arcadia (Ipswich), Torasso Passion (Queen’s Theatre), M Andre Phantom of the Opera (Manchester). West End credits also include Robespierre The Scarlet Pimpernel (Her Majesty’s), Tin Man The Wizard of Oz and Frank Schultz Showboat (RSC). Among his work for television Bob the Host Urban Gothic (Channel 5), Eastenders and Rhona (BBC). Simon has appeared in the films Day Release and Bedrooms & Hallways. JOHN GUERRASIO Moonface Martin Anything Goes John Guerrasio is a New York and US regional theatre veteran and founding member of the award winning Lion Theatre. Work in Britain includes Pal Joey and The Man Who Came To Dinner (Chichester Festival), Aunt Dan and Lemon (Almeida), Conversations With My Father (Old Vic), Cops (Greenwich), The Price (Bolton) and The Taming Of The Shrew (Nottingham). Directing credits include a successful revival of The Adding Machine in New York and the critically acclaimed British première of Seventy Scenes of Halloween. For television, John has written and presented travel programmes and made appearances in As Time Goes By, Brass Eye, The American Embassy and The Armando Iannucci Show. His film credits include the MerchantIvory flop Jane Austen in Manhattan and the low budget “classics” Project Shadowchaser and Siamese Cop. Among his recent BBC radio work Little House on the Prairie and The Grapes of Wrath. KATARINA JOVANOVIC Violetta La Traviata Katarina Jovanovic studied piano at the Music Academy of Novi Sad and singing at the Academy of Music in Belgrade with Irina Arsikin. In 1999 she moved to London to continue her studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Rudolf Piernay where appearances include roles in Don Giovanni, Romeo & Juliette, Linda di Chamonix and Evgeny Onegin (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House). She made her début in Belgrade singing Bastienne Bastien & Bastienne, also appearing in the title role Suor Angelica and El Trujaman El Retablo Del Maese Pedro. On the concert platform, Katarina has appearanced at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Salle Gaveau and the Theatre de la Cigale in Paris. Plans include Glagolitique Mass with the Lille National Orchestra conducted by Jean-Claude Cadesus. Katarina won the Placido Domingo Peralia Competition in Washington 2002 and first prize at the 2000 Montserrat Caballe Competition.


JANIS KELLY Mrs Jessel The Turn of the Screw Janis Kelly studied at the RSAMD in her native Glasgow and at the RCM. As one of our most popular singers her appearances include Countess Figaro’s Wedding, La Belle Vivette, Yum Yum Mikado, Despina Così fan tutte (ENO), Violetta La Traviata, Musetta La Bohème and Magnolia Showboat (Opera North), Dorabella Così fan tutte (Garsington), Rosalinda (Scottish Opera, Opera Ireland), Iris Semele (Aix-en-Provence Festival, ENO). Recordings include Maid of the Mountains for Hyperion and the award-winning Inspector Morse soundtracks for Virgin. Films include all the Mozart/da Ponte operas, The Knot Garden (Channel 4) and Semele (BBC). Among her recent engagements, the filming of Zoe (Channel 4), Romilda Xerxes, Alcina and Mrs Nixon Nixon in China (ENO), La Finta Semplice (Buxton), Rosalinda (Opera Ireland), Magda La Rondine (Opera North). This season’s appearances include Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera North and Barcelona), Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier (Opera North) and Despina (ENO). She made her directorial début with last year’s production of Così fan tutte at Grange Park, and will be returning to direct Iolanthe in 2003. MEGAN KELLY Flora The Turn of the Screw Megan was born in Scotland and trained at the Arts Educational School. She made her début at the ENO as Flora The Turn of the Screw and returned there as part of the Bayliss Programme where she performed Nanetta Falstaff. Theatre work includes Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal National Theatre), Winter’s Tale, Sweeney Todd (The Watermill Theatre, Newbury), The Rivals, The Crucible and The King & I (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham). In the West End, Megan has appeared as Cosette Les Miserables (Palace Theatre), Christine Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Snow White Into The Woods (Phoenix), Celeste Sunday in the Park with George (National Theatre), Lake Metropolis (Piccadilly) and in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Palladium) and She Loves Me (Savoy). She also appeared in the Olivier Award winning production of Sweeney Todd (NT and recording for BBC Radio 2). Other recordings include Oliver!, A Little Night Music and Brigadoon (That’s Entertainment Records). ANTHEA KEMPSTON Purser Anything Goes Flora La Traviata Born in Leeds, Anthea started her musical training at the Junior Royal Academy of Music and graduated from the RNCM. Roles include title role Semele (Yorke Trust), Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring, Susanna

Grange Park Opera 2002 Programme  

Grange Park Opera 2002 Programme