23 February: Milly Forrest

An evening of opera arias performed live by Kathleen Ferrier Winner Loveday Song Prize 2020, soprano Milly Forrest and pianist Ian Tindale

presented by Helen Astrid

Tuesday 23 February 2021
7.30pm GMT
Online event £19.99 (afterwards available for on-demand watching).


Wo bin ich, wach ich…. – Hänsel und Gretel
Non disperar – Guilio Cesare
Tornami a vagheggiar – Alcina
Lullaby – The Kiss
Non mi dir – Don Giovanni
Frère, voyez le beau bouquet! – Werther

Programmes with translations will be sent out before the concert.


Milly Forrest

Milly took her Undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and her masters at the Royal College of Music in London. In November last year Milly made her debut in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Semele by Handel. In 2020 she covered Barbarina in ENO’s The Marriage of Figaro and was due to cover Ismeme from Mitridate with Garsington but sadly Covid meant the show had to be cancelled. In summer 2021 Milly will return to Garsington to play Alice in Le Comte Ory by Rossini.Milly won the Hurn Court Opera competition, the Patricia Routledge English song competition and the Emmy Destinn Czech competition last year. She is a Samling artist and a finalist in the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier singing competition. In February 2021 she will make her solo debut at the Wigmore Hall.

“Forrest, with her silvery tone, sounded exquisite in Purcell’s If Music Be the Food of Love…… and Forrest was breathtaking at the close as her voice floated heavenwards at the final mention of “the touches of sweet harmony.”

The Guardian

 Ian Tindale


British pianist Ian Tindale was awarded the Pianist’s Prize in the 2017 Wigmore Hall Kohn Foundation Song Competition, in addition to accompaniment prizes at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and the Gerald Moore Award. Following studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, past engagements have included a European recital tour with baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé, song recitals in the Oxford Lieder Festival, Ryedale Festival, Leeds Lieder and International Lied Festival Zeist. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and BBC2 ‘Proms Extra’.

[the] wonderfully responsive and assured pianist Ian Tindale.”

The Telegraph