Workshops and Tour Manager: Natasha Agarwal

A bit about you and Opera?

 

Opera Warwick has been a very major part of my university life from the moment I arrived here (despite the fact that I’m supposedly a maths student…!) I have performed in three Opera Warwick productions, playing the roles of Frasquita (Carmen), Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) and Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro). This is my second year on the Exec team and I am excited to be sharing this role with the wonderful Ollie Y-B! We will be organising a variety of workshops covering different aspects of opera from singing and acting to directing, as well as events such as charity concerts and masterclasses. We are also very excited to be organising a tour to Berlin this summer!

 

And which is your favourite?

 

That’s a hard question! I think my favourite would have to be La bohème because the music is stunning and the story is so moving. This opera is also very special to me because it’s the first opera I ever performed in (in the children’s chorus!)

 

Tell us something embarrassing.

 

 

When I was in year 7, some people dared me to climb inside one of the school lockers (the really narrow ones that you couldn’t even fit your PE bags in…) I managed to do it, but naturally got stuck and had the whole year group come to witness the scene.

 

 

 

Workshops and Tour Manager: Oliver Yeats-Brown

A bit about you and Opera?

 

My exec role means I am in charge of organising workshops for the society. These workshops can take many forms, sometimes vocal focused and sometimes acting focused. These are usually fun and informal sessions, designed to be a bit of fun while helping you advance and learn something new. I am new to Opera as a genre, having only got into it through the society last year, my experience comes from Musical Theatre where I have performed in, directed and marketed shows. I share this role with the lovely Natasha and we also run Tour in the summer.

 

And which is your favourite?

 

My favourite Opera (at the moment) is ‘Tosca’. I saw a production by the ROH and that was AMAZING. The Act One Finale with Scarpia is my favourite opera scene because of its power and drama with the Baron and the choir singing over the cannons.  

 

Tell us something embarrassing.

 

I have slightly wonky eyes. I drink like a teenage girl with a love for Malibu and a low alcohol threshold. My voice is also quite high and I have been mistaken for a woman over the phone. I can’t read music.

 

 

 

WARWICK ARTS CENTRE 

BOX OFFICE - 024 7652 4524

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

 www.warwickartscentre.com

OPERA WARWICK