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Rosa Mannion Masterclass
Above (clockwise from left): Rosa Mannion, Aoife O'Connell, Bethany Kallan-Remfry, Oliver Gooch, Matthew Sprang and Tristan Stocks.
Rosa Mannion Masterclass
A Cooper Hall Foundation & Iford Arts New Generation Artists Collaboration
Sunday 25 September, 6 - 8pm
First event of The Cooper Hall Opera Club - Season 2.

Four of Iford Arts New Generation Artists will be participating in a public master class with acclaimed vocal coach, Rosa Mannion. Singers – Aoife O'Connell, Bethany Kallan Remfry, Matthew Sprang and Tristan Stocks. Pianist – Oliver Gooch: Programme Director – Iford Arts New Generation Artists. CHOC - More about the Cooper Hall Opera Club.

Rosa was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. She made her operatic debut in 1984 as Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore with Scottish Opera and for the following 16 years enjoyed an international career singing with major opera houses, conductors, orchestras and festivals throughout Europe. In 1998 illness forced her to end her singing career and she began to teach, building up an enormous private practice as well as joining the music faculty at Bath Spa University. Alongside teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, she gives master classes and workshops throughout the country, adjudicates and examines for the major conservatoires and, as a trustee of Jackdaws Educational Trust, regularly runs residential courses for singers.

Oliver Gooch is a graduate of the Royal Opera House’s prestigious Young Artist programme in a post created for him by Antonio Pappano. Since then he has worked with opera companies in North America, Europe and Australia including Šarka (New York), Die Zauberflöte (Milan), Don Giovanni (Cremona), L’isola disabitata (Australia). Oliver is a conductor of considerable versatility in symphonic repertoire also, having recently conducted the Philhamonia, Hallè, Royal Philharmonic and BBC Symphony orchestras. He has been Musical Director of Iford Festival Opera since 2005, and Programme Director of Iford Arts New Generation Artists since 2015. (

Event Dates for Opera Club Season 2
  1. 25 Sep 2016 - Rosa Mannion Masterclass*
  2. 26 Jan 2017 - La Boheme
  3. 16 Mar 2017 - TBC
  4. 8 Jun - TBC

*Please note, this meeting is on a Sunday. Meeting nights are usually a Thursday.


Opera Club membership is £45 for four events. If you book mid-season, then your booking will roll over to the next season (4 events per season/year)

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