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Hay Music: Milly Forrest - soprano
Sunday 17th March 2019, 3pm
Hay Music: Milly Forrest - soprano
In July 2017 Milly Forrest made the national headlines after impressing critics when she stepped in at short notice for the last song recital of the Wigmore Hall season. Hay Music is delighted to welcome her to Hay to perform this appealing programme of songs and operatic arias.

A song from Germany:
Richard Strauss: from Drei Lieder, Op 29

Songs from Italy:
Rossini: La Danza
Bellini: Vaga luna
Bellini: Ma rendi pur contento

Songs from England:
Folk song arr. Britten: The last rose of Summer
Lewis Murphy and Laura Attridge: Skin - Story of the Little Mermaid (2015)
Herbert Howells: King David

Songs from Opera:
Verdi: Caro nome - Gilda’s aria - Rigoletto
Puccini: Quando m’en vo - La Boheme
Gounod: Je veux vivre - Romeo and Juliette
Poulenc: Concert aria - Le Dame de Montecarlo
Menotti: Steal me sweet thief - The Telephone
Handel: Mio Caro Bene - Rodelinda
Handel: Da tempeste il legno infranto - Giulio Cesare
Britten: How beautiful it is – Governess aria - The Turn of the Screw
Gilbert and Sullivan: The hours creep on apace - HMS Pinafore

After completing her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Kathleen Livingstone, lyric soprano Milly Forrest is currently working towards her masters at the Royal College of Music where she studies with Alison Wells.

On the operatic stage she has sung the roles of Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Clorinda - La Cenerentola (Rossini), Fiordiligi - Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Nora - Riders to the sea (Vaughan Williams), Amore - Poppea (Monteverdi) and Barbarina in the RCM Opera School’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen.

Recent highlights include winning the Brooks-van der Pump English song competition at the RCM, performing in Washington, returning to The Opera Box for a staged song recital, to Nantwich Choral Society as soloist in Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, to Dartington Community choir as soloist in Carmina Burana, as soloist with the Great Missenden Choral Society, and appearing as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang. Milly also took part in a contemporary opera project at the RCM in partnership with Tête-à-tête Opera.

In July 2017, Milly was asked by John Gilhooly (director of the Wigmore Hall) to step in at short notice for the last song recital of the season, ‘A serenade to Music’, accompanied by Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti. She sang alongside Mary Bevan, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Huntley and many others and made the national headlines after impressing critics.

Recent performances include singing ‘Exultate Jubilate’ by Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Note: This event takes place at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye.
Tickets sold by Richard Booth's Bookshop on behalf of Hay Music.
Price: £12.00