New Website


Welcome to my new look website!

We thought it needed a spring-clean and a few different photographs...

I am writing this on a gloriously sunny day in Sussex. The garden is full of flowers and birds and spring is definitely in the air. I am just home from almost ten days in Paris where I had two lovely concerts, one with Graham Johnson and Clara Mouriz, a beautiful young mezzo-soprano, and one with Maciej Pikulski. Paris was looking stunning in the sunshine and I was able to catch up with old friends in between concerts.

My next trip will be to Dresden. I am so looking forward to seeing the Frauenkirche again; I was there when the orb was placed on top of the dome but I have never been inside the finished church. I sang so often at the Semper Oper in Dresden: "Capriccio", "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Arabella" all in one week as part of a Strauss Festival- that was a bit of a strain on the brain! After that, Graham and I are hoping to travel to Tokyo, but we shall see whether that will be possible; the situation there is heart-breaking.

I am thrilled to be giving two concerts at the end of May at the Opera Comique in Paris. I have an unusual recital programme with Jason Carr, and an actor/dancer called Olivier Sferlazza who took part in "La Belle Hélène" and "La Grande Duchesse" in Paris. The concert is staged by Laurent Pelly, and so far we have performed it once a year, often around Christmas, so it will be great to have two chances to perform it, and in Paris. There is quite a mix of music, from Poulenc to Sondheim, Reynaldo Hahn to Richard Rodgers. I hope we can pack out the beautiful Opera Comique.

So, I hope you approve of the renovated website and I wish everyone a happy beginning of Spring!  FL