hand here to
amounts of style
urgency the overall
is stunning "
the personification of the swing
croons likeable, laid back and highly
accessible. His one-liner come
backs during spats with
priceless, while his ability
to ad lib makes
even more personal to
the audience on the night."
A MUSIC COMEDY IN TWO
ROSALIND PLOWRIGHT is one of Britain's
leading opera singers. She has performed in virtually every major opera
house in the world including new productions at Covent Garden, English
National Opera, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Vienna State
Opera, Athens, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, Carnegie Hall,
La Scala Milan, Verona, Florence, La Fenice, Barcelona, Buenos Aires
and Santiago di Chile.
Her American debut was alongside Jose
Carreras and they also sang Andrea Chenier at Covent Garden and recorded
La Forza del Destino for Deutsche Grammophon. With Placido Domingo she
has performed II Trovatore at Covent Garden and recorded the opera with
him for Deutsche Grammophon for which she was personally awarded the
Prix Fondation Fanny Heldy (awarded to one soprano in one year for one
recording). With Luciano Pavarotti she performed Aida at Covent Garden
and a gala concert for 25,000 at the Arena of Verona.
Other recordings include Mary Staurt,
Otello and Aida all for the Opera in English series for Chandos, Elijah
for Chandos, La Vestale for Orfeo, Contes dHoffmann for EMI and
Mahler 2nd Sympony for Deutsche Grammophon.
Among the many conductors with whom
she has worked are Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado,
Zubin Mehta, Guiseppi Sinopli, Wofgang Sawallisch, Bernard Haitink,
Antonio Pappano, Michael Gielen, Sylvain Cambreling, Mark Elder, Roger
Norrington, Gustav Kuhn and Guiseppi Patane.
Rosalind Plowright has performed with
all the major orchestras and has given many recitals with the late Geoffrey
Parsons in over 20 international festivals.
As an actress Rosalind Plowright has
appeared as Grace Vosper in the BBC series House of Elliott and with
Anglia TV the part of Hermione Harefield in their adaption of the Jilly
Cooper novel The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous. As a cabaret artist,
Rosalind has appeared in the new musical comedy Twos a Crowd.
Rosalind Plowrights future engagements
include her Metropolitan Opera debut as Kostelnicka in Jenufa and the
same role at the Châtalet in Paris and Principessa in Adriana
Lecouvreur for Opera Holland Park in London. In 2003 she will return
to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Sweeny Todd and in 2004
she will sing Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre also
at the ROH.
John David Pohlhammer is best known
to London audiences for his work as an actor and director with the Olivier
Award-nominated Reduced Shakespeare Company.
He has performed all four of their
popular comedy hits in the West End or on tour throughout the UK, Ireland,
USA and Israel, including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
(abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged), The Bible, The
Complete Word of God (abridged), and The Complete Millennium Musical
In the USA, John starred in the lead role of Bobby Child in the much-loved
Gershwin musical Crazy For You with choreography by Susan Strohman,
as the fun-loving Will Parker in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma,
and as the lead in Where's Charley? where the critics said he performed
"with a vigour and comic energy that even Ray Bolger never achieved."
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, John studied music at one of the
USA's best-The Indiana University School of Music. He has gone on to
sing jazz standards all over the world. Throughout his career John has
performed with such well-known artists as Debbie Reynolds, Ben Vereen,
Whitney Houston, Trini Lopez, George Kirby, Joe Williams, Fabian, and
Vic Damone (with whom he shares the same birthday-just in a slightly
different year). John is also an accomplished drummer and percussionist,
and has been musical director aboard some of the world's most prestigious
Other acting credits include the motion pictures Honeymoon in Vegas
with Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker, The Colour of Funny with
Craig Charles, and Honey, I Blew Up the Baby with Rick Moranis. John
is currently in demand as a voice-over artist in London where recent
clients include Virgin Radio and the BBC, and can be seen in TV commercials
and corporate videos for Rolls Royce, TINY Computers, and BBC Choice,
to name a few.