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Milly Forrest (soprano)

St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye

Tickets: £12 (Students £6)

Please note:  time given for end of concert is approximate.

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Please note:  time given for end of concert is approximate.

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A song from Germany:

Richard Strauss:  from Drei Lieder, Op 29


Songs from Italy:

Rossini:  La Danza

Bellini:  Vaga luna

Bellini:  Ma rendi pur contento


Songs from England:

Folk song arr. Britten:  The last rose of Summer

Lewis Murphy and Laura Attridge:  Skin - Story of the Little Mermaid (2015)

Herbert Howells:  King David

Songs from Opera:

Verdi:  Caro nome - Gilda’s aria - Rigoletto

Puccini:  Quando m’en vo - La Boheme

Gounod:  Je veux vivre - Romeo and Juliette

Poulenc:  Concert aria - Le Dame de Montecarlo

Menotti:  Steal me sweet thief - The Telephone

Handel:  Mio Caro Bene - Rodelinda

Handel:  Da tempeste il legno infranto - Giulio Cesare

Britten:  How beautiful it is – Governess aria - The Turn of the Screw

Gilbert and Sullivan:  The hours creep on apace - HMS Pinafore


After completing her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Kathleen Livingstone, lyric soprano Milly Forrest is currently working towards her masters at the Royal College of Music where she studies with Alison Wells.

On the operatic stage she has sung the roles of Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Clorinda - La Cenerentola (Rossini), Fiordiligi - Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Nora - Riders to the sea (Vaughan Williams),  Amore - Poppea (Monteverdi) and Barbarina in the RCM Opera School’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen.

Recent highlights include winning the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition at the RCM, performing in Washington, returning to The Opera Box for a staged song recital, to Nantwich Choral Society as soloist in Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, to Dartington Community choir as soloist in Carmina Burana, as soloist with the Great Missenden Choral Society, and appearing as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang. Milly also took part in a contemporary opera project at the RCM in partnership with Tête-à-tête Opera.

 In July 2017, Milly was asked by John Gilhooly (director of the Wigmore Hall) to step in at short notice for the last song recital of the season, ‘A serenade to Music’,  accompanied by Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti. She sang alongside Mary Bevan, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Huntley and many others and made the national headlines after impressing critics.

Recent performances include singing ‘Exultate Jubilate’ by Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Refreshments available during the interval

Earlier Event: February 8
Robin Michael (cello)
Later Event: April 10
Alice Earll (violin)