The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata,Macbeth, Thais, Eugen Onegin,'The Nutcracker, 'The Barber of Seville, La forza del destino, Gayaneh, 'Tosca, Die Fledermaus
"The performance was excellent. The orchestra and chorus were in fine form but what made the performance stand out was the quality of the principal singers. A heartachingly beautiful final duet Parigi O Cara highlighted the chemistry between Christine Sampson (Violetta) and Telman Guzhevsky (Alfredo). I was glad to have been in the audience to have my heart strings pulled. " (The Gloucestershire ECHO) MJ-UK / Bel Canto Opera's production of Tom Boyd's musical TOM SAWYER , 2010 to hear the TOM SAWYER musical sampler on YouTube, click hear
Bel Canto Opera was founded by the Music Director WILLIAM BELL in 1989. In 1995 TOM BOYD joined the company as producer/stage director/librettist. Productions since then include:
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Tom Boyd's English versions of 9 great operas are available for productions by operatic societies xxxxclick here for details
Three saucy airs from the comic operas DON PASQUALE, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and THE MAGIC FLUTE
In 2005 the Cheltenham Arts Council awarded Tom Boyd the Opera Cup for innovation and interpretation of operas. and in 2010 the cup was awarded to William Bell for services to opera over the past thirty years.
More about Bel Canto Opera the OXFORD TIMES interview with Tom Boyd, Feb. 2007 the WILTS. & GLOUCESTERSHIRE ECHO profile on Tom Boyd, 2002 News and reviews of the VERDI concert performances in Cheltenham: xxxxxIl Trovatore (2001) xxx Nabucco (2002) xxx A Masked Ball (2003)xxx Aida (2006)xxxxThe Force of Destiny (2008)XXXXDon Carlos (2009) xxx La Traviata (2011) 2010 semi-staged concert performance of TOSCA in Cheltenham xConcert dedicated to the memory of Luciano PAVAROTTI, Nov. 2008 Click here for full review, pictures and to hear musical selections from TOM SAWYER Tom Boyd and William Bells productions for Malvern Hills OperaNorma by Bellini xxxxxxxx The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach Tom Boyd's Home Page -------------LINKS