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GEORGE MOSLEY Germont La Traviata George Mosley studied at Guildhall and at the Academia Chigiana in Siena and the Munich Hochschule fur Musik. Since winning first prize at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg roles include Dancairo Carmen (Royal Opera House), Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Marco Gianni Schicchi and The Duke of Albany Lear (ENO), Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Schaunard La Bohème and Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Scottish Opera) and Father Wolf Baa Baa Black Sheep (Opera North and BBC). George has worked extensively abroad, making appearances at the Teatro Verdi, Pisa, at the Teatro Comunale, Modena and with Flanders Opera. Among his recordings Aeneas Dido & Aeneas and Pallante Agrippina with John Eliot Gardiner (Phillips) and a world première recording of John Taverner Eternity’s Sunrise with the Academy of Ancient Music (Harmonia Mundi) which was nominated for a Grammy 2000. Recent appearances include Albert Werther (Bejing Festival), title role Hamlet and Fred Graham Kiss Me Kate (Teatro Regio Turin) and The Banquet (Florence and Rome). Future plans include Il Processo (Reggio Emilia and La Scala). ALAN OKE Alfredo La Traviata Alan Oke studied at the RSAMD. He spent some years as Principal Baritone with Scottish Opera, where roles included Schaunard, Papageno, Guglielmo and Belcore. He made his Covent Garden début singing the Jester, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Taverner, with which he made his US début with Boston Opera. In 1992 Alan gave his first performance as a tenor, Brighella Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington). Among his roles since then Alfredo (Opera North, Castleward and GTO), Laertes Hamlet, Rodolfo (Opera North), and Camille British première Danton’s Death (New Sussex Opera). Recent engagements include Rinuccio, Gonzalves L’Heure Espagnol (Opera New Zealand), Boris Katya Kabanova (Opera North), Pinkerton Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall and Opera House, Belfast), Don Caesar Maritana (Waterford), Sergei Paradise Moscow (Opera North) and Ashenbach Death in Venice (Holland). Plans include Julietta (Opera North) and Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House). DAVID POUNTNEY Director Anything Goes Educated at Radley and Cambridge, David Pountney joined Scottish Opera as Production Assistant in 1970, making his début as director for the company in 1972 with The Rake’s Progress. Having directed for Scottish Opera, Wexford and the Edinburgh Festival, he became Director of Productions for Scottish Opera in 1976,

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making his US début in 1974 with Macbeth. Subsequent US work includes Flying Dutchman and Jenufa (Houston), Elektra (Los Angeles) and the world première of Glass The Voyage (Metropolitan). As Director of Productions at ENO he directed Hansel & Gretel, Busoni’s Doktor Faust, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Street Scene, Valkyrie and world premières by Blake, Holloway, Harvey and Osborne. As a freelance director his work has been seen at Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, La Fenice and Zurich. For Bregenz, operas include Flying Dutchman, Nabucco, Fidelio, Martinu The Greek Passion and The Golden Cockerel. He has written libretti for Peter Maxwell Davis and Stephen Oliver and numerous translations. He was made a CBE and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. Plans include Jenufa (Vienna), Turandot (Salzburg Festival) and Benvenuto Cellini (Zurich). He takes up the post of Intendant at Bregenz Festival in December 2003. CRAIG REVEL-HORWOOD Choreographer Anything Goes Craig was born in Ballarat, Australia. His career began in Melbourne with appearances in West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, Me & My Girl and Ladies’ Night. Leaving for Europe he joined the company at the Paris Lido, later performing in the UK tour and West End production of Cats, Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal) and Crazy For You (Prince Edward Theatre). As director/choreographer, Craig has worked on Last of the Red Hot Mammas (New End), Fairy Tales (The Drill Hall) and Crazy For You (Pretoria and Cape Town). He was resident director on Miss Saigon and assisted Bob Avian on the Olivier-Award winning choreography of Martin Guerre (Prince Edward). Other work as choreographer includes Spend Spend Spend (Plymouth Theatre Royal, West End and UK National Tour) for which he received a nomination for an Olivier Award and which won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, La Traviata (Rotterdam and London Arena), Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible), Paradise Moscow (Opera North) and Carmen (Opera Holland Park). MARK SHANAHAN Conductor La Traviata Mark Shanahan was born in Manchester and studied at Chetham School of Music. He took his Bachelor of Music degree at London University before joining the post-graduate course at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Sir Henry Wood Scholarship and went on to win First Prize in the NAYO Conducting Competition. Mark began his association with ENO in 1991 where he has conducted Jonathan Miller’s production of The Mikado, Nicholas Hytner’s new production of The Force of Destiny, Otello, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville and a new Tim Albery production of Leoncavallo La Bohème. Further opera appearances include Wexford International Opera Festival, L’Elisir d’Amore, Così (English Touring Opera) and The Mikado and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Grange Park). Concert work

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