A Night at the Opera – 7 July

Frodsham Choral Society invites you to a wonderful evening of opera greats. Fabulous soloists, Nicholas Sales, Tenor and Matthew Kellett, Baritone will dazzle the audience in the sublime Messe di Gloria.

Howard Kane, Musical Director and Robert Woods, Accompanist.

Saturday 7 July 2018 at 7.30pm
St Laurence Church, Frodsham

Tickets £10, under 16s free from:

  • Dandelion, 19 Church Street, Frodsham
  • Tilly Patel 07971 606409
  • Morag Bragger 07845 730061

Nick Sales – Tenor

Formerly a Quantity Surveyor, Nick left the building world behind in 2002, and has enjoyed a rich and varied career ever since. His work has taken him to 42 different countries across 5 continents.

He recently made his debut at the Royal Opera House, where he played Leibboyar in Boris Gudonov, a role he will reprise in 2019. His other operatic appearances include Almaviva, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Opera North, Longborough Festival Opera), Ferrando, Così fan tutte (Komische Oper, Berlin), Mitridate, Mitridate, re di Ponto (Welsh National Opera), Don José, Carmen (Focus Opera and Nottingham Festival Opera), Italian Tenor, Der Rosenkavalier (Oper Halle, Germany) and Ottone, Coronation of Poppea for Suffolk Villages Festival. Modern work includes two world premieres for Heritage Opera: Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Alan Williams’s “Yorkshire Opera” The Arsonists, recently recorded for BBC Radio 3.

He regularly performs throughout the UK and Europe in oratorio, in repertoire including Messiah, The Creation, Elijah, Carmina Burana and Verdi Requiem at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Ripon Cathedral, The Royal Hall, Harrogate, Haarlem Cathedral and The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

An early career highlight came for him in 2003 when he was able to meet and perform for the Three Tenors – Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, following their concert in Bath.

Matthew Kellett – Baritone

London born baritone Matthew Kellett is a graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College of Music where he was awarded the TCM Trust’s Silver Medal for vocal studies.
Previous opera roles include: Leporello (Don Giovanni), Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Shaunard (La Boheme) and Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring) amongst many others. Recent highlights include playing Basilio (The Barber of Seville) at the Iford Arts Festival, and a UK tour with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company where he took the roles of Samuel (The Pirates of Penzance), Boatswain (HMS Pinafore), and Florian (Princess Ida).

Matthew is also an experienced concert soloist with past performances including: Haydn The Creation and The Seasons, Bach B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio and St Matthew Passion, Handel Messiah and the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré, Brahms and Verdi. Other concert and oratorio roles include Christus in St. John Passion, Elijah conducted by Sir David Willcocks and Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea under the direction of Sir Charles Mackerras.

Later this year Matthew will be returning to tour with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company where he will be taking the roles of Dr Daly (The Sorcerer), Counsel (Trial by Jury), and Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance).