Lyric Baritone Timothy Burrell reunites with collaborative pianist Rosemary Barnes (MNZM), for a special performance at the Greymouth Regent Theatre, showcasing favourites and classics from Opera and Broadway and a touch of the Irish.
Lyric Baritone Timothy Burrell reunites with collaborative pianist Rosemary Barnes (MNZM), for a special performance at the Greymouth Regent Theatre, showcasing favourites from Opera and Broadway and a touch of the Irish, too. Burrell and Barnes will be joined by Montana Lancaster (soprano) and Kyle Hsieh (piano). The show will be 90 minutes with an intermission.
Tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 tertiary and secondary students. Primary students free.
Timothy is a lyric baritone and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in singing from the University of Waikato in 2012. He moved to Vienna in October 2013 to further his vocal education with Eva Lindqvist. He returned to New Zealand in June 2015. The highlight of his career so far was an art song recital he presented with collaborative pianist Rosemary Barnes on Waiheke Island in November 2019. Timothy has won multiple prizes in competitions: The Senior Vocal Championship at the North Shore Performing Arts Competitions in 2018; the Lieder class in 2016; the Burn's Song prize at the Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions (2016) and the Lieder prize at the Hamilton Competitions (2017). Timothy was a member of Opera Factory from 2016 to 2019. His operatic roles with the Company include Marco (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, English version) and Scrooge as a Young Man (A Christmas Carol, Philip Norman). He also featured in the showcase Opera Bites as part of the Auckland Arts Festival (February 2018) and several recitals and sang the bass solos in Schubert’s Mass in G with the Handel Consort and Quire. He has participated in masterclasses with Dame Malvina Major, Martin Snell and Madeleine Pierard.
Born in Lower Hutt and known nowadays more for her collaborative piano work, Rosemary received early acclaim as a soloist for her radio, television and concerto appearances. Awarded an Arts Council bursary, she studied in London with Franz Reizenstein (Royal Academy of Music), Lamar Crowson and David Wilde. Her interest in languages led to 27 years in London, working mainly with singers, at English National Opera (music staff 1980-88), at the Royal College of Music, and with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, BBCTV, Musica nel Chiostro in Italy and Opera Northern Ireland. She performed at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Usher Hall in Belfast and on BBC Radio 3. From 1993-99 Rosemary led the Postgraduate Opera Diploma at the University of Auckland. An official collaborative pianist at the Gisborne International Music Competition since 1994, her performances include concerts with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Donald McIntyre, Lesley Garrett, Pene Pati, Emil Chudnovsky (violin) and Robert Aitken (flute) and three CDs for the Continuum label. In 2000, Rosemary was awarded an MNZM for services to music.