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Russell-Cotes Charity Opera Gala

  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum Russell Cotes Road Bournemouth, England, BH1 3AB United Kingdom (map)
Debut/Russell-Cotes Charity Gala Concert

Debut brings their groundbreaking Classical Concert Series (as featured in Dorset Living & Opera Now) to Bournemouth. This unforgettable evening throws open the doors of Merton Russell-Cotes’ home and invites you in for a night of opera, conversation with the artists and delightful insights into the world of classical music and the Museum itself. 

Join Dorset born soprano Lizzie Holmes (La Bohème at the Trafalgar Studios, Oliver Awards Nominee 2018; The Phantom of the Opera, West End; The Grange Festival); tenor Joel Williams (Royal College of Music; Opera Holland Park; Opéra de Paris) and award-winning pianist Somi Kim as they share pieces from the time of Russell-Cotes. 

On arrival enjoy a free welcome drink with the musicians and then sit back and enjoy the concert! Music will include Debussy, Puccini, Vaughan Williams and Gershwin as well as loved classics from Mozart, Donizetti & Verdi.

Early booking recommended, strictly limited tickets. 
Gala in aid of the Russell-Cotes Charitable Trust.

In association with the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe

Debut at Russell-Cotes, Dorset


Lizzie Holmes, soprano

Joel Williams, tenor

Somi Kim, piano



Part I

La Bohème  - Quando m’en vo’ by Puccini - Lizzie & Somi 2’40

Go Lovely Rose by Quilter - Joel & Somi 3’15

Sweeter than Roses by Purcell realised by Britten - Lizzie, Joel & Somi 5’

Hyde Park by Poulenc - Joel & Somi 1’

Widmung by Schumann arranged by Liszt - Somi 4’

The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery by Ware - Lizzie & Somi 4

Silent Noon by Vaughan Williams - Joel and Somi 5’

La Bohème - O soave fanciulla by Puccini - Lizzie, Joel & Somi 4’


Part II

The Elixir of Love - Una furtiva lagrima by Donizetti - Joel & Somi 4’45

The Marriage of Figaro - Deh vieni non tardar by Mozart - Lizzie & Somi 3’20

Love I am Here in my Gondola by Strauss - Joel & Somi 3’

The Coronation of Poppea - Pur ti miro by Monteverdi - Lizzie, Joel & Somi 4’30

Kinderszenen by Schumann - Somi 7’

Porgy and Bess - Summertime by Gershwin - Lizzie & Somi 4’

O Sole Mio by Eduardo di Capua - Joel & Somi 3’

Die Fledermaus - Mein Herr Marquis (The Laughing Song) by Strauss Jr. - Lizzie & Somi 3’30

Part III

The Elixir of Love - Caro Elisir by Donizetti - Lizzie, Joel & Somi 6’30

Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) - C’est L’extase by Debussy - Lizzie & Somi 3’45

Xerxes - Ombra mai fu by Handel - Joel & Somi 3’15

Pardon My English - The Lorelei by Gershwin - Lizzie & Somi 4’

Hänsel und Gretel - The Witch’s Aria by Humperdinck - Joel & Somi 5’

La Traviata - Libiamo by Verdi - Lizzie, Joel & Somi 3’

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In Association with the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe

Earlier Event: 29 April
DEBUT at the Shoreditch Treehouse
Later Event: 27 May
DEBUT at the Shoreditch Treehouse