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Deborah Rudden and Luke Sinclair

Fine young cast for Edinburgh Boheme

Posted 16 Mar 2016

Edinburgh Grand Opera's fresh staging of Puccini's Bohème is directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, whose staging of Nijinsky's Last Jump was one of the major hits of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe garnering five star reviews in The Guardian, The Times and The Herald.

This year's production involves a wealth of emerging professional talent as soloists. These include soprano Hazel McBain (Musetta), a recent Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate who picked up the prestigious Ian Smith of Stornoway Award. Recent credits include Così fan Tutte and Werther for Scottish Opera. Luke Sinclair, a major prize winner at the 2015 Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Singing Competition, sings Rodolfo. Recent credits include Dialogues des Carmélites for Scottish Ballet. Baritone Timothy Edmundson (in his final year at RCS) sang in the chorus for The Rake's Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival with the SCO and Sir Andrew Davis. 

Joining the up-and-coming talent is legendary Scottish baritone Donald Maxwell, singing Benoit and Alcindoro. Donald has sung leading roles with all the major British opera companies while appearances abroad include the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opéra. His recent credits include Sacristan (Tosca) for the Royal Opera and Dai Great Coat (In Parenthesis) for Welsh National Opera at Covent Garden. 

To bring Bohème truly to life, the cast must convince as young and carefree bohemians, as surely these singers do.  Click through and book your tickets here.

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