New Georgian Opera brings Opera Galas to historic buildings to raise funds and awareness. The Opera company works closely with the Georgian Group, Britain's premier architectural preservation charity.  

 

New Georgian Opera was created by best friends and opera singers soprano Meeta Raval and countertenor Oliver Gerrish. They have over ten years of experience in performing and working with and in historic buildings and landscapes. Furthermore, they are partnered with an events company, so any aspect of the planning of the day can be left in New Georgian Opera's capable hands.

Meet the Directors

Soprano

British soprano Meeta Raval is a rising star among the world’s new generation of lyric spinto sopranos. Barely in her thirties, Meeta Raval has won critical acclaim for her confident and emotionally profound interpretation of operatic title roles, as well as her solo recital performances in major concert venues throughout the UK, Italy and Canada.

Countertenor

Oliver Gerrish won a choral scholarship to Lichfield Cathedral in 2000/01 and from there went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under David Pollard and Andrew Watts. While at GSMD, Oliver was alto soloist at the Paris Conservatoire in the world premiere of Michel Petrossian's 'Epiphaneia.' Oliver has studied with Ashley Stafford and Nicholas Clapton and currently learns with Sheila Barnes.

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Meet the Secretary

Zuleika holds a degree in History of Art from the Oxford Brookes University. After graduating in 2011, she joined the Young Georgians (part of the Georgian Group) and it was here, where she met both Meeta and Oliver. Although not a musician like them, Zuleika does share the same love and passion for historic buildings, especially of the Georgian Era.

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Meet the Musicians we work with...

We proudly work with the top musicians in the industry. 

Charlie Forrest

Pianist

Highlights from last year for young pianist Charlotte Forrest include her Wigmore Hall debut, appearing with the ORR under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Paris Salle Pleyel, and joining the visiting music staff at the National Opera Studio.

Tenor John is from Holywell, North Wales, and studied classical singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with renowned tutor Jeffrew Lawton. He continued his advanced training at the National Opera Studio in London. John represented Wales at the Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 competition for emerging young opera singers, which was broadcasted on the BBC.

Kelvin trained at the Royal College of Music, and English National Opera, studied under Phillip Thomas, and has worked as repetiteur for ENO, ROH2, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, ETO, Longborough, Mid-Wales Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Aldeburgh, Tete-a-Tete, Opera Project and at Royal Academy of Music. Kelvin is Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera at Trinity College of Music, (also assisted Stueart Bedford Albert Herring). 

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