Mozart: La finta giardiniera

The Royal College of Music's production of Mozart's early opera plays to thrilled crowds

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  1. The Royal College of Music International Opera School recently welcomed director Harry Fehr and designer Yannis Thavoris in a staging of La finta giardiniera. Mozart's early opera, written when the composer was just 18 years of age, played to a packed audience between 28 November and 3 December 2016.
  2. Thanks to Chris Christodoulou and Edmond Terakopian for some amazing photography!
  3. The Casts

  4. Two casts of talented students commanded roles in this wild tale of love and jealous insanity! The Marchesa Violante was played by Josephine Goddard and Carly Owen
  5. Josephine Goddard who sings the part of Violante backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Josephine Goddard who sings the part of Violante backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  6. Carly Owen who sings the part of Violante checks her makeup backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Carly Owen who sings the part of Violante checks her makeup backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  7. The Contino Belifore was played by Joel Williams and Thobela Ntshanyana
  8. Joel Williams who sings the part of Belfiore and Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, have a joke wedding photo taken backstage as they wait for their cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic @olympusuk
    Joel Williams who sings the part of Belfiore and Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, have a joke wedding photo taken backstage as they wait for their cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic @olympusuk
  9. Thobela Ntshanyana singing the part of Belfiore, get's ready backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic @olympusuk #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic
    Thobela Ntshanyana singing the part of Belfiore, get's ready backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic @olympusuk #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic
  10. Mayor Anchise was played by Richard Pinkstone and Thomas Erlank
  11. Richard Pinkstone who sings the part of Anchise and Harriet Eyley who sings the part of Serpetta, await their cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Richard Pinkstone who sings the part of Anchise and Harriet Eyley who sings the part of Serpetta, await their cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  12. (L-R) Deputy Stage Manager Ellen Dawson and Thomas Erlank who sings the part of Anchise backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #bw #blackandwhite #monochrome #reportage
    (L-R) Deputy Stage Manager Ellen Dawson and Thomas Erlank who sings the part of Anchise backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #bw #blackandwhite #monochrome #reportage
  13. The mayor's niece, Arminda, was played by Ida Ränzlöv and Elizabeth Reeves
  14. (L-R) Stage Manager Carys Eaton readies the set as Katie Coventry who sings the part of Ramiro and Ida Ränzlöv who sings the part of Arminda, backstage and about to walk on to perform. Mozart's La finta giardiniera.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    (L-R) Stage Manager Carys Eaton readies the set as Katie Coventry who sings the part of Ramiro and Ida Ränzlöv who sings the part of Arminda, backstage and about to walk on to perform. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  15. Elizabeth Reeves who sings the part of Arminda and Kieran Rayner who sings the part of Roberto watch the stage manager's monitors as they await they cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #reportage
    Elizabeth Reeves who sings the part of Arminda and Kieran Rayner who sings the part of Roberto watch the stage manager's monitors as they await they cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #reportage
  16. The mayor's friend, Ramiro, was played by Katie Coventry and Kamila Dunstan
  17. Katie Coventry who sings the part of Ramiro backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Katie Coventry who sings the part of Ramiro backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  18. Kamilla Dunstan who sings the part of Ramiro. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Kamilla Dunstan who sings the part of Ramiro. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  19. Serpetta the housekeeper was played by Harriet Eyley and Louise Fuller
  20. Harriet Eyley singing the part of Serpetta waits backstage before going on to perform. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic @olympusuk
    Harriet Eyley singing the part of Serpetta waits backstage before going on to perform. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander #nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic @olympusuk
  21. Louise Fuller who sings the part of Serpetta backstage in the cross over tunnel. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance.  #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #reportage
    Louise Fuller who sings the part of Serpetta backstage in the cross over tunnel. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Final performance. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk #reportage
  22. Violante's servant, Roberto, was played by Julien Van Mallaerts and Kieran Rayner
  23. Julien Van Mellarts who sings the part of Roberto waits his cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Julien Van Mellarts who sings the part of Roberto waits his cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  24. Kieran Rayner who sings the part of Roberto waits for his cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
    Kieran Rayner who sings the part of Roberto waits for his cue backstage. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. #Arts #backstage #backstageportraits #Lafintagiardiniera #lifebetweenthescenes #Mozart #music #Opera #portrait #RCM #RCMOpera #RoyalCollegeofMusic #olympus #omd #em5markii #voigtlander#nokton #f095 @royalcollegeofmusic@olympusuk
  25. The Build-up

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