Rachel Duckett (soprano) graduated in music from Goldsmiths in 2014, completed the Morley Opera School programme and currently studies under Gary Coward. Recent roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Wilton’s Music Hall; Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Theatre Bouffon, Paris; and Elisetta (Il Matrimonio Segreto) with Hampstead Garden Opera. She has recently celebrated the recorded release of Enuma Elisby Will Frampton with the Marsyas Trio about the ancient Babylonian creation myth. Last spring, Rachel was commissioned to write and perform 1948 Windrush Sea Shantyat Kings Place, celebrating the 70thanniversary of the vessel’s arrival. Rachel is the founding conductor of Holborn Community Orchestra and, having since passed on the baton, now its chair
Rhonda Browne, mezzo-soprano is a Kiwi who learned to fly 13 years ago, when she headed off to explore her father’s home in the UK. Her first foray on the stage was at age four, when she played a dog in a Noah’s Ark story at her church. She moved on from those lowly beginnings and has been lucky enough to sing in such venues as the Royal Opera House, the London Coliseum and Longborough Festival Opera. Her repertoire includes Witches, Goddesses, Old Hags and Heroines. When not singing you can find her either sitting at her sewing machine, in the garden covered in mud or with a backpack on her back exploring some wonderful part of the world.
Dominick Felix (tenor) studied at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama, learning with Adrian Thompson, where he obtained both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as studying on the conservatoire’s opera school. Full roles he performed there include Vaudemont, Iolanta, Vassili, Mavra and Tiridate, Radamisto. Dominick has worked for several professional companies, under directors such Graham Vick and Rodula Gaitanou, and has just recently returned from his second spell with Wexford Festival Opera, where he performed the role of Joe in La fanciulla del West. His upcoming performances include a concert for the charity ROBES at Southwark Cathedral and the role of Turiduu in a concert performance of Cavalleria Rusticana
Matthew Quirk (bass-baritone) spent many years advising boardrooms of international companies across Europe, where he saw passions played out in operatic dimensions. Roles include Benoit/Alcindoro (la boheme), Leporello (Don Giovanni ), Bartolo & Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Sarastro (Magic Flute), Germont (la traviata), Raimbaud (Count Ory), Kecal (Bartered Bride), Jupiter (Orpheus in the Underworld), The Old Man (Bloch’s Macbeth), Swallow (Peter Grimes), Calchas & Agamemnon (La belle Hélène), Marcus (Kiss Me, Figaro!), Street operas in England and Ireland,, Drunken Poet (Fairy Queen), Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Ipparco (L’Egisto), Pandolfe (Cendrillon), concerts of opera and cabaret items on tour & at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields. He is the founder of Merry Opera & has sung in all 10 tours of the Messiah. He studies with Gary Coward.