Aspects of Opera have been entertaining audiences for over twelve years. Specialising in Opera Dinners, their versatile programme makes them equally at home in small intimate venues as in larger concert halls. With their relaxed repartee, varied repertoire, and extensive experience you are ensured a successful and memorable event.
James (Seamus) Kinsella ~ Tenor
London based Irish Tenor, James Kinsella, is a versatile performer. An operatic tenor as equally at home on the concert platform as on the Operatic stage, James regularly performs throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Operatic roles include: Lensky; Pinkerton; Canio, Gustavo, A Masked Ball (Guidlford Opera)2008, Alfredo, La Traviata at the Kings Theatre for Southsea Opera, Faust for Guildford Opera and Gustavo for Southgate Opera (July 2010) and, more recently, the title role in Verdi's epic Opera - Othello (Nov 2011). Engagements include work with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Puccini Society at the Savoy Hotel and “ Memories of Count John McCormack” for the Marlow Theatre Canterbury. In addition, to his work with Aspects of Opera, James has a busy concert schedule.
Sarah-Louise Ince ~ Mezzo-Soprano
Sarah studied voice and violin at Trinity College of Music with John Wakefield. As a versatile performer she has had a varied singing career, both as a soloist and as chorus member. The majority of solo engagements have been in Oratorio, in works that include: Handel's Dixit Dominus and Messiah, Bach Magnificat, St John and St Matthew Passion; Rossini's Petite Mass Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Vivaldi Gloria and Elijah. In addition, she has also performed many mezzo roles for regional Opera companies. As an experienced chorus member, Sarah has sung in several European festivals and in all the major concert venues in London working with world- renowned soloists and conductors. In addition to her work with Aspects of Opera, Sarah has a busu concert and oratorio schedule. http://www.singinglessonsandsessions.org.uk
Helen Whittington ~ Soprano
Helen took a degree in Performance at Middlesex University, before advanced vocal training at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has worked for various UK opera companies with leading roles include Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Musetta (La Boheme). She toured the USA in 2002 with Columbia Artists under-studying the title role in the Merry Widow. In 2004 Helen performed Poulenc’s virtuoso solo opera “La Voix Humaine” at Sevenoaks Playhouse and for the Wandsworth Festival at the National Opera Studio, London. In 2007 she created the role of Mary Kelly in the new musical Jack the Ripper. Recent Classical concert events include Carmina Burana at Birmingham Town Hall and Mozart Requiem in London. In addition to her work with Aspects of Opera, Helen regularly sings for Opera Galas, Hotel Entertainments and for “The Music in Hospitals” scheme.
From time to time Aspects of Opera use guest singers.
Recent and future programmes include soprano - Lesley - Anne Knight
Lesley studied singing at Trinity College of Music and did post-graduate voice studies with James Gaddarn and John Wakefield. With a versatile repertoire which includes opera, oratorio, theatre and musical comedy, Lesley has performed at the Oxford Playhouse alongside, amongst others, Richard Wilson, Diana Quick, Toby Jones and Oliver Ford Davies. An accomplished session singer she has worked in radio, sung TV commercials and performed the best West End musicals. She also enjoyed working with Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson as part of the comedy trio Fascinating Aida. These days she combines broadcasting with work as both a concert singer and vocal coach.