29 June: Samantha Oxborough

An evening of opera arias performed live and a chat with mezzo-soprano Samantha Oxborough & pianist Melissa Morris

presented by Helen Astrid

Tuesday 29 June 2021
7.30pm GMT
Online event £19.99 (afterwards available for on-demand watching).


Faites Lui Mes Aveux from Faust
Tu fosti tradito from La clemenza di Tito
Svegliatevi nel core from Giulio Cesare
En Vain Pour Eviter from Carmen
Lascia Ch’io Pianga from Rinaldo
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from Samson et Dalila

Programmes with translations will be sent out before the concert.


Samantha Oxborough

Lancashire born Mezzo-Soprano Samantha Oxborough is a recent Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduate and has just completed as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, London.

Roles include Métella – La Vie Parisienne – Offenbach, Cherubino – The Marriage of Figaro, Maurya – Riders to the Sea, and Patricia in Michael Wolters world premier of Ava’s Wedding, Carmen, Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), Lucretia (Rape of Lucretia) and Suzuki (Madame Butterfly). In May 2018, she sang as soloist at Festival of Massed Choirs in the Royal Albert Hall after winning the Geraint Morris Award.


“An artist in her early twenties whose voice has an intensity and a glow”

The Spectator

Melissa Morris

Pianist Melissa Morris is based in Birmingham and is Co-Founder and Artistic Director at Room Art. After graduating from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a 1st class honours degree in 2005 she was awarded Distinction LRSM for piano performance the same year.

An active recitalist, Melissa’s projects with Birmingham Royal Ballet, CBSO, DanceXchange, Elmhurst School for Dance as well as Birmingham Opera Company. Melissa is passionate about sharing the joy of music and teaches at amongst others, Royal Birmingham Junior Conservatoire.