Stars of Covent Garden in Recital at Australia House

Australian soprano Lauren Fagan sings ‘Sleep’ by Sergey Rachmaninoff

With the full, and generous support of the Australian High Commissioner we were given permission to film several concerts in July 2020 in the beautiful surroundings of the Exhibition Hall of the Australian High Commission, London. The concert series was sponsored by Australian international logistics company, Voyage Control.

New Zealand – Tongan tenor, Filipe Manu sings ‘La Ricordanza’ by Bellini

The second concert featured Royal Opera House Covent Garden soloists, former members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Lauren Fagan, soprano; Kiandra Howarth, soprano; Filipe Manu, tenor & Samuel Sakker, tenor accompanied by Sergey Rybin.


Hosted, and with the full support of the High Commissioner, His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC, the ‘High Commissioner – outstanding Australians & New Zealanders in Performance Series’ of online concerts was a major step forward for our Tait Tuesdays at Home series. The series Musical Director was Australian international conductor, Jessica Cottis in concerts featuring outstanding performing artists from Australia & New Zealand from Opera, Musical Theatre and the Concert platform.

The four concerts were:

Joseph Tawadros AM – The Art of the Oud – Joseph Tawadros AM

Stars of Covent Garden in Recital – Lauren Fagan, Kiandra Howarth, Filipe Manu & Samuel Sakker accompanied by Sergey Rybin.

Leslie Howard & Friends – Quintets – Morgan Goff, Leslie Howard, Naoko Keatley, Bridget O’Donnell, and Tim Walden

Golden Age of Musical Theatre – Embla Bishop, Corinne Cowling, Morgan Cowling, Jeremy Kleeman, Josie Lane, Brenton Spiteri, Chad Vindin

Photos by Hannan Images


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