Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventure | Waterperry Opera Festival
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventure | Waterperry Opera Festival

After a sell-out run in 2018, Oskar returns to Waterperry Opera Festival to narrate this lunchtime show for families, accompanied by string quartet. Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventures offers music interwoven with story-telling in a dynamic family theatre experience. Not to be missed.

26th, 27th, 28th July 2019

More information at waterperryoperafestival.co.uk.

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The Merry Widow | Opera Bohemia
Aug
15
to Sep 14

The Merry Widow | Opera Bohemia

Oskar sings the role of Kromow as Opera Bohemia celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the world’s best-loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. Set in the romantic city of Paris, various suitors squabble and fight to win the hand of the recently widowed, but very wealthy Hannah Glawari.

Alistair Digges - musical director

John Wilkie - director

Alisa Kalyanova - designer

Cast - tbc

Dates

Thursday 15th August – St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Edinburgh
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/merry-widow-lehar

Friday 16th August – Perth Theatre
https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/the-merry-widow-70402

Sunday 18th August – St John’s Renfield Parish Church, Glasgow
https://www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/156405-The-Merry-Widow-(Lehár)-Opera-Bohemia/

Tuesday 20th August – The Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
https://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/merry-widow-opera-bohemia

Thursday 22nd August – Lanark Memorial Hall, (Music in Lanark)
https://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Sunday 25th August – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
https://macrobertartscentre.org/whatson/dates/2019-08-25/

Piano and Violin Performances

Tuesday 27th August – Haddo House Hall (Haddo Arts)
https://www.haddoarts.com

Wednesday 28th August – Lossiemouth Town hall
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/464140

Friday 30th August – Boat of Garten Community Hall (Osprey Music Society)
http://www.boatofgarten.com/community/the-osprey-music-society/

Sunday 1st September – Strathpeffer Pavilion
https://www.highlifehighland.com/strathpefferpavilion/event/the-merry-widow-opera-bohemia/

Tuesday 3rd September – Thurso High School
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/472633

Thursday 5th September – AROS Theatre, Isle of Skye
https://aroscommunitytheatre.co.uk

Saturday 7th September – Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
https://thegaiety.co.uk/the-merry-widow-lehar-opera-bohemia/

Sunday 8th September – Newton Stewart Cinema (Newton Stewart Music Club)
https://newtonstewartmusic.co.uk

Tuesday 10th September – Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
http://beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/the-merry-widow/

Wednesday 11th September – Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels
http://www.macarts.scot

Friday 13th September – Falkrik Town Hall (Classic Music Live)
http://www.classicmusicfalkirk.co.uk

Saturday 14th September – Lamlash Community Theatre, Isle of Arran
http://www.arranmusic.co.uk

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Das Rheingold | Edinburgh Players Opera Group
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Das Rheingold | Edinburgh Players Opera Group

Oskar joins the Edinburgh Players Opera Group in a concert performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, singing the role of Fasolt.

Wotan Julian Tovey
Fricka Elaine McKrill
Freia Susan McNaught
Froh Andrew Powis
Donner Arthur Bruce
Fafner Colin Heggie
Fasolt Oskar McCarthy
Mime Andrew Powis
Alberich Stuart Pendred
Erda Deborah Humble
Loge Jonathan Finney
Woglinde Mariya Krywaniuk
Wellgune Emily Hodkinson
Flosshilde Lauren Young

Conductor   Mike Thorne
Orchestra Leader   Iain Scott

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Elijah (solo) | Cardiff Polyphonic and Sinfonie Orchsester Schöneberg
Oct
6
to Oct 27

Elijah (solo) | Cardiff Polyphonic and Sinfonie Orchsester Schöneberg

Oskar sings the role of Elijah, in an exciting German-Welsh collaborative project, bringing Mendelssohn’s Elijah to Cardiff and St David’s, and then Berlin.

Jessica Cale Soprano
Angharad Lyddon Mezzosoprano
Robert Lewis Tenor
Oskar McCarthy Baritone

Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
Cardiff Ardwyn Singers

Sinfonie Orchester Schöneberg with members of the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

Rapheal Haeger conductor

Sunday 6 October, 7.30 pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

Saturday 12 October, 7.30 pm
St David’s Cathedral, St David’s, Pembrokeshire

Sunday 27 October, 3pm
Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin

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Ein deutsches Requiem (solo) | Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus
Feb
2
2:30 PM14:30

Ein deutsches Requiem (solo) | Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus

Oskar sings the baritone solos in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the RSNO Chorus.

Gregory Batsleer Chorus Director
Christopher Baxter Piano
Edward Cohen Piano
Alison McNeill Soprano
Oskar McCarthy Baritone
RSNO Chorus

New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Tickets available from the RSNO website.

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Festival Voices: Handel Remixed
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Festival Voices: Handel Remixed

CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

Friday 12th April 7pm

Festival Voices make their London Handel Festival debut with Handel Remixed, an evening of music by Handel and his contemporaries featuring a brand new version of Dixit Dominus, reimagined for live performers and DJ by electronic music producer Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective.

Following their recent collaborations at Wilderness, Latitude and at the Southbank Centre, Festival Voices’ latest cross-genre programme will shed new light on one of Handel’s most breathtaking and electrifying works. With live baroque ensemble, fourteen singers and a wicked dose of playfulness, Handel Remixed will challenge conventions, surprise the senses and inspire the imagination in ways the composer would no doubt have utterly relished.

Watch the video on YouTube | Tickets available at festivalvoices.com

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Dido & Aeneas and Trouble in Tahiti | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Mar
2
to Mar 8

Dido & Aeneas and Trouble in Tahiti | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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This production of Dido and Aeneas is a contemporary performance of the classic tale of regal love and the challenges faced by our two eponymous heroes. Bernstein wrote Trouble in Tahiti in 1952, telling the story of a well-off, suburban couple inexplicably alienated from each other, well before the age of social media, mobile phones, computers and everything we take for granted in the 21st century.

Maxine Braham Director

Anthony Kraus Conductor

Performances on 2, 4, 6, 8th March

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Gianni Schicchi and Les Mamelles de Tiresias | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Jan
19
to Jan 27

Gianni Schicchi and Les Mamelles de Tiresias | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Two of the most successful laugh-out-loud operas in the repertoire. Composed in 1945, Poulenc’s surreal opera Les Mamelles de Tiresias tells of the Wife who changes sex to obtain power among men. Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s last completed opera, is a dark comedy whose eponymous hero tricks a family of mourners into parting with their inheritance.

Oskar sings the roles of Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi and Le Gendarme in Les Mamelles de Tiresias.

James Bonas - conductor
Matthew Waldren - director

19th, 21st, 25th and 26th January at the New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tickets available

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Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventure | Waterperry Festival
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventure | Waterperry Festival

Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventure | 18th/19th August, 11:30am

Oskar narrates this lunchtime show for families, accompanied by The Czigany String Quartet. Peter Rabbit's Musical Adventures offers music interwoven with story-telling in a dynamic family theatre experience. Not to be missed.

More information at waterperryoperafestival.co.uk.

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The Magic Flute | Opera Anywhere
Mar
10
to Jul 27

The Magic Flute | Opera Anywhere

Oskar sings the role of Papageno in Opera Anywhere's touring production of the Magic Flute.

March 10th - St Hilda's College, Oxford
March 16th - St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
March 24th - Steeple Aston Village Hall, Oxfordshire
April 7th - Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham
April 14th - The Theatre, Chipping Norton
June 8th - Pinner Music Festival, Pinner
June 9th - Sheringham Little Theatre, Sheringham
July 6th/7th - The Amphitheatre, Waterperry Gardens
July 27th - The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire
July 28th - Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire

Full details at the Opera Anywhere website.

 

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Nielsen Symphony No. 3 (solo) | Bromley Symphony Orchestra
Jan
27
7:45 PM19:45

Nielsen Symphony No. 3 (solo) | Bromley Symphony Orchestra

Nielsen Symphony No.3
    Soloists Nicola Ihnatowicz and Oskar McCarthy

Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
    Soloist Caroline Marwood

Strauss Suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ 

Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony (the ‘Espansiva’) is light and joyous – not ‘typical’ Nielsen at all. Its famous slow movement, which Nielsen himself described as a ‘landscape Andante,’ uses offstage solo voices to marvellous effect.

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SESSION | Festival Voices
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

SESSION | Festival Voices

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An evening of collaboration, featuring works by Arvo Pärt, Frank Martin and Henry Purcell.

Pärt’s Magnificat and The Woman with the Alabaster Box are illuminated by bespoke lighting design, transforming aural colours into stunning visuals.

Martin’s Five Songs of Ariel are embodied by Paris-based mime artist Jason Ribes, who transforms the role of Shakespeare’s supernatural spirit into something rich and strange.

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is rescored with electronic music by producer and DJ Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective.

Dido: Angharad Lyddon
Aeneas: Oskar McCarthy
Belinda: Nia Coleman

Music Director: Greg Batsleer

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Buried Alive | A Festival of Sex, Love and Death
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Buried Alive | A Festival of Sex, Love and Death

"Tinged with cool gothic morbidity and a deft, light and effective theatrical touch" **** London City Nights

A SEMI-STAGED RECITAL OF 14 POEMS BY GOTTFRIED KELLER (1819-1890) WITH MUSIC BY OTHMAR SCHOECK (1886-1957)


OSKAR MCCARTHY (BARITONE) | ROB KEELEY (PIANO)

What would you do if you awoke in utter darkness, enclosed by wooden walls, with no one to hear your cries? This nightmarish scenario is the inspiration for Othmar Schoeck’s stunning 1927 song cycle, Buried Alive, which tells the story of a man who wakes up to find he has mistakenly been buried. Firstly he panics and hopes that his lover or a friendly robber will come to his rescue; then he begins to reminisce about his childhood, youth and first love; finally he casts his soul into eternity in an acceptance of his fate.

Brought vividly to life in a semi-staging by baritone Oskar McCarthy, Buried Alive blends Schoeck’s exquisite, colourful score with poetry by his Swiss compatriot Gottfried Keller to create an unnerving, captivating and ultimately uplifting piece of music theatre.

Performed as part of a double-bill with Created a Monster Theatre's Mortgage at A Festival of Sex, Love and Death.

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Musikfest Stuttgart | JSB Ensemble
Aug
21
to Sep 7

Musikfest Stuttgart | JSB Ensemble

Oskar performs a programme of Bach oratorio and cantatas with the JSB Ensemble, resident ensemble of the 2017 Stuttgart Musikfest.

31/08/2017 Opening concert of the 2017 Musikfest Stuttgart

Bach St John Passion BWV 245 (2nd version)

(Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann)

04/09/2017 Workshop concert

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147

plus excerpts from the choir and orchestral concert programmes

06/09/2017 Concert

Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen BWV 146
Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg BWV 149

(Conductor: Helmuth Rilling)

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Une Education Manquee | Pop-Up Opera at Holt Festival and Grimeborn
Jul
29
to Aug 2

Une Education Manquee | Pop-Up Opera at Holt Festival and Grimeborn

Oskar reprises the role of Pausanias in Emmanuel Chabrier’s rarely-performed Une Education Manquée at Holt Festival 2017 (6pm July 29th) and Grimeborn (7.30pm August 2nd).

Set in the time of Louis XVI, Une Education Manquée is the tale of two very young aristocrats who have just been married but are totally innocent of the facts of life: the tutor to whom the young Count turns for advice has spent his whole life out of the world amid books and is equally ignorant. It is only when the disappointed bride, frightened by a thunderstorm, seeks refuge in her husband’s arms that the ‘problem’ solves itself.

Music direction by William Cole, musical director of mixed-genre club night Filthy Lucre, and stage direction by Isabelle Kettle.

Pausanias - Oskar McCarthy
Gontran - Susanna Fairbairn
Helene - Christine Buras

Director -  Isabelle Kettle
Musical Director - William Cole
Stage Manager - Anna Bilson
Production Manager/projection designer - Stephen Harrison
Co-producer - Fiona Johnston

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Dido and Aeneas | Festival Voices at Latitude and Wilderness Festivals
Jul
15
to Aug 4

Dido and Aeneas | Festival Voices at Latitude and Wilderness Festivals

Oskar sings the role of Aeneas as Festival Voices collaborate with DJ/music producer Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective to present Dido and Aeneas in a reimagined version, mixing Purcell’s iconic score with an injection of bespoke electronic dance music.

This brand new version of one of opera’s most famous works blurs the lines between classical and contemporary performance in exhilarating fashion. Featuring a live baroque ensemble, eleven vocalists and a dose of playfulness, this cross-genre collaboration challenges conventions and inspires the imagination.

July 15th - Latitude Festival
August 4th - Wilderness Festival

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Mozart and Puccini | Hounslow Symphony Orchestra
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart and Puccini | Hounslow Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 8th July 2017

St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Rd, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4PW

A Night at the Opera

A selection from:

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Puccini: La Bohème

Sofia Troncoso, soprano
Charlotte Schoeters, soprano
Laurence Panter, tenor
Oskar McCarthy, baritone

Rossini: Overture from The Barber of Seville
Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute
Schubert: Symphony No 5

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Cosi fan tutte | London young sinfonia
Jun
16
to Jun 23

Cosi fan tutte | London young sinfonia

Oskar sings the role of Don Alfonso in three performances of Cosi fan tutte with London Young Sinfonia, in a production directed by Rebecca Meltzer.


Fiordiligi - Milly Forrest
Dorabella - Bethany Horak-Hallett
Guglielmo- Arthur Bruce
Ferrando - Guy Withers
Despina - Klaudia Korzeniewska
Don Alfonso - Oskar McCarthy

Director - Rebecca Meltzer
Conductor - Bertie Baigent
Producer - Joe Forrest

Saturday 17 June at 7.30pm
St Michael and all Angels Church, Bedford Park

Sunday 18 June at 6pm  
St Marylebone Parish Church

Saturday 24 June at 5pm (this performance includes an hour-long dining interval)
Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ

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Mahler Eight | Philharmonia Chorus Professional Singer Scheme
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Mahler Eight | Philharmonia Chorus Professional Singer Scheme

Special concert 30th Anniversary Palau de la Música

Gustav Mahler Symphony nº 8 in E flat major “Symphony of a thousand”

Riccarda Merbeth, soprano
Julia Novikova, soprano
Ofelia Sala, soprano
Theresa Kronthaler, mezzosoprano
José Antonio López, baritone
Nicolai Schukoff,tenor
Bass to be announced

COR DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
PHILHARMONIA CHORUS

VALENCIA ORQUESTRA
Yaron Traub, conductor

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