Join Britain’s most popular soprano Lesley Garrett for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences, and chat. Accompanied by pianist Anna Tilbrook, Lesley’s behind-the-scenes anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.
Lesley Garrett CBE has enjoyed an incredible thirty year career, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers through the breadth and diversity of her work. She debuted as a soprano with English National Opera in 1984 and won critical acclaim in her roles in many of their productions. She has recently returned for the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie.
As well as performing operas and concerts both in the UK and internationally, she has released 14 solo albums, and made numerous television appearances, including Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women and many of her own shows including The Lesley Garrett Show and Lesley Garrett…Tonight. She has also recently explored the vocals of the West End musical and made acclaimed appearances in The Sound of Music and Carousel.
Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals. She has won many major international accompaniment prizes including the AESS Bluthner prize and the award for an outstanding woman musician from the ROSL.