A programme of songs and duets about journeys, wandering and homecoming by Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Britten, Mahler, Duparc, Ireland, Wolf and Flanders & Swann performed by:
Antonia Cviic (soprano)
Stephen Cviic (tenor)
Scilla Stewart (piano)
Full programme detail to be announced
Free entry with retiring collection in aid of The Arts at St. George’s
Antonia Cviic studied music and drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was a choral scholar. Further training followed at the Royal College of Music and Morley College Opera School. Her operatic roles include Donna Elvira and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), the title role in Suor Angelica, Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) Lady Billows (Albert Herring) and Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda). Antonia has also been developing her abilities as a writer and creator of imaginatively themed programmes of classical repertoire, something she has enjoyed putting into practice in all her appearances at St George’s, Beckenham. In July, she will take the title role in Iolanthe at the New Malden Festival.
Stephen Cviic cut his musical teeth as a boy treble and orchestral flautist. After a career in journalism, he changed track and is now pursuing solo singing. His operatic roles include Don Jose (Carmen), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Macduff (Macbeth), Pong (Turandot), Spoletta (Tosca), Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) and Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance). He loves solo concert work and has appeared in works including Handel’s Messiah, JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mozart’s Requiem. He is a member of one of London’s top chamber choirs, the Elysian Singers. In late June and early July, he will be appearing as Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld with St Paul’s Opera in Clapham.
Scilla Stewart studied initially in her native New Zealand (BMus, Auckland, LRSM) and continued her studies at the Royal College of Music. She pursued her interest in singing with teacher Eduardo Vasquez. Her extensive touring experience has included the Lincoln Center, New York, Edinburgh Festival, Australia, the Far East and New Zealand. As a singer, her roles have included Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Marina (Boris Godunov), Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Katisha (Mikado), Ruth (Pirates of Penzance) and Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Oratorio experience includes the Verdi Requiem at Rochester Cathedral and Janaček’s Glagolitic Mass at the Royal Festival Hall. She has also appeared on BBC and ITV television broadcasts.