Royal Opera House, Mumbai is delighted to collaborate with Giving Voice
Society -- Austrian composer Joseph Haydn's, La Feldeltà Premiata (Loyalty
Rewarded). A light comedy of amorous
mix-ups, this is a sparkling classical work by Haydn. This year’s production
will have Patricia Rozario and Mark Troop as Artistic Directors and Natalie
Murray Beale as the Conductor. Associate Directors Alison Wong and Tim
Nelson, have chosen to set the opera in India, which allows for the
introduction of local touches, through costuming and dance, that will surely
delight local audiences. The production will also feature trained Indian
singers from Giving Voice Society and Indian instrumentalists. Italian
Composer and Conductor Maestro Massimo Taddia will provide special
instruction in Italian pronunciation to the singers.
During the three days of the opera run, be sure not to miss an exclusive Fashion Pop-Up of graceful Opera-inspired gowns by Mumbai-based design House Karleo that are sure to enhance the elegant atmosphere of the production.
Mark Troop, pianist, broadcaster and writer, is the founder of The Chamber Music Company, a creative performance group. As a solo pianist, he recorded Beethoven for BBC Radio 3, but soon branched into chamber music and song, founding the Chamber Music Company (CMC) with his wife, soprano Patricia Rozario, in the 1990s. The first of their festivals was the CMC Summer Solstice, which fused classical, new music and jazz and became the Ronnie Scott’s of Classical Music (The Guardian). The Latin American Roadshow was the live version of a ground-breaking series of BBC recordings exploring Spain, Portugal and Latin America through music, literature, mime, dance, performance poetry and art. The CMC Rare Music Series restores unjustly neglected masterworks to public view, and works by Volkmann, Fibich, Rozycki, Jadassohn and even Mozart have been rediscovered. Second Glance Festival – a festival of second performances – was another ground-breaking festival, bringing new music more generally to public attention. It ran twice and toured British new music in South Africa, and is awaiting its own third glance. Mark Troop’s excursion into European culture continued with I’m A Stranger Here Myself, a theatre piece featuring German Jewish cabaret between the wars. Following the China Now Festival in 2008, Mark Troop formed Yin Yang Collective, a collaborative East-west band featuring Chinese, Korean and Japanese instruments, traditions and musicians. Mark Troop’s work in India, with his wife, has been to encourage interest in western music. Their foundation, Giving Voice Society, trains Indian vocalists of the future and provides opportunities for them both abroad and in India. The group has produces operas with entire Indian casts, a first in the sub-continent, and generates real excitement about western arts. In 2012 Mark Troop was invited to become a guest lecturer at Goa University, renewed in 2017, lecturing on music; and in 2015, with Indian pianist Parvesh Java, founded In Good Form, a high-level piano course training the next generation of Indian pianists and teachers.Read more
Massimo Taddia has degrees in Composition, Piano and Orchestra Conducting. In 2001 he achieved the honorable mention at the Lugano International Conducting Competition. In 2007 he has been assistant conductor at Fondazione Arena di Verona and at Carlo Felice opera house. In 2011 he started a first international collaboration with the Colorado College of Music. He has been Music Director of the Fondazione Teatro Ferrara, Italy from 2008 to 2012. In September 2014 he has been appointed as artistic director of the Pafos Aphrodite Festival. Among his most recent debuts in Italy and abroad are: at the Hungarian State Opera and the Palais des Festivals in Osaka in 2017 and at Teatro Rossini of Pesaro in 2018. Since 2016 he has been CEO and artistic director of Opera Line SRL, a Private Company producing and renting operas worldwide. Since 2017 he has been developing international educational project partnerships with prestigious Italian opera academies in Bologna, Milan and Verona.Read more
Patricia Rozario, soprano, is an international artist of the highest quality, decorated with awards from UK, India and Europe. She is India's only international singer working in western music. In a career spanning opera, orchestral work and recitals, she has performed all over the world with leading artists at prestige venues. Patricia has also had many new works written especially fo her by the world's foremost classical composers.Read more