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August 2020

New aria commissioned for the National Opera Studio



Twelve brand new arias, forty-two creative artists, two innovative films, produced in extraordinary times. 


In partnership with Second MovementWorking with The Librettist NetworkSupported by the Nicholas John Trust


Directed by David Sulkin OBE and Alisdair Kitchen.

Following on from the landmark project 12:40 which took place in 2018, the National Opera Studio is delighted to present 12:42, which features twelve brand new commissioned opera arias from some of the most exciting composers and librettists working today.

5 September, 2020 - Schloss Hundisburg Akademiesaal

Schubert Abend featuring baritone Sebastien Setiz and the Alinde Quartett

The award winning Alinde Quartett will be presenting an all Schubert programme as part of the Sommerakademie Schloss Hundisburg. They are joined by rising star baritone Sebastien Seitz to perform Tom Randle’s striking and intimate arrangements of Schubert lieder for voice and string quartet.


A major new oratorio about the life and times of one Britains most controversial historical figures, Oliver Cromwell, receives a world premiere performance by the St Ives Choral society on 18 March, 2023 in Burgess Hall.

Die Schöne Müllerin

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Schubert's monumental song cycle, the world premiere of the first ever arrangement for voice and string quartet has its premiere on 23 June at the Schloss Weißenbrunn, Germany with the fantastic Alinde Quartett and acclaimed tenor Daniel Johanssen.

New Violin Sonata

A new three movement violin sonata will have its world premiere at the 2023 Herfordshire Festival of Music at the hands of celebrated violinist Lisa Tunnah accompanied by the outstanding pianist Daniel Grimwood.


(Commissioned by the National Opera Studio 12:42 project)

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