Lunchtime Concert


TUE 28 JAN / 13.05

A shared vocal duos concert with pianist Francesca Lauri and Holly Putt, mezzo soprano and Victoria Mulley, soprano.

Holly Putt & Francesca Lauri

Donizetti La Favorita
O mio Fernando

Powell I want to die while you love me

Carbajo Ser de ilusión y Muerte
i. Rosas
vii. Valle tranquilo

Dove Flight
I brought this suitcase in New York

Heggie Paper Wings
A Route to the Sky

Holly Putt is a London based mezzo-soprano. She is currently in her fourth year of undergraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she is studying with singing teacher Lynton Atkinson, and vocal coach Alistair Young. Holly is known for her innovative programs of less-known works. She values the passion for drama, sensitivity and authenticity in delivering narratives. Since studying at Trinity Laban, Holly has rehearsed and performed with Trinity’s Chamber Choir. She has participated in a masterclass with Robert Alderson and has also performed at numerous venues around London as a soloist alongside pianist Francesca Lauri. Holly and Francesca have also had the privilege of coming second in the Essex Young Musician of the year, hosted by Ongar Music Club in July 2021.

Francesca, born in 2000, studied piano at the Purcell School of Music with Andrew Ball and harpsichord with David Gordon from 2011 to 2018 where she enjoyed numerous performance opportunities and competitions. Aside from internal concerts, Francesca performed at the Wigmore Hall as a soloist and twice as a chamber musician. In her last year, she was the recipient of the Felsenstein Leaver’s Award. She is currently studying in her fourth year at Trinity Laban with Sergio De Simone and has recently accepted an offer to study Collaborative piano at the Royal College of Music in September. Francesca was the winner of the Lilian Ash French Song competition alongside duo partner, Bethan Terry in 2020 as well as the English song finals with Imogen Burgess in 2021. She recently performed for the LSO ‘Summer Shorts’ series with her father Carmine Lauri and they will soon be performing together at the Manoel Theatre in Malta in April.

Victoria Mulley & Francesca Lauri

Text: Edith Sitwell
Three Façade Settings
ii. Through Gilded Trellises

Text: Mary Coleridge
Thy Hand in Mine

Text: John Fletcher
Five Elizabethan Songs
iv. Sleep

Casta Diva

Ave Maria

Text: Herman von Gilm
Acht Gedichte aus “Letzte Blätter”
i. Zueignung

Victoria is a final year soprano MMus student at Trinity Laban, studying with Sarah Pring and Andrew Matthews-Owen and currently mentored by Nicky Spence. Recent roles include Silvia (Mascagni’s Zanetto) and Euridice (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice) for Barefoot Opera at the Grimeborn Festival 2021; Micaela (Bizet’s Carmen) for Opera Loki; Countess Almaviva (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro) for Puzzle Piece Opera; and Linfea (Cavalli’s La Calisto) for Ensemble OrQuesta. In Trinity Laban Opera Scenes she has sung Tosca, Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Marie Antoinette (The Ghosts of Versailles); she was due to sing Violetta in Act One of Verdi’s La Traviata in a side by side project with Welsh National Opera before this was cancelled due to Covid-19. Victoria has appeared as a soloist at the National Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields (with the Sharp Collective) and with the Addison Singers (Fauré’s Requiem), for whom she will sing the title role in Dido and Aeneas later this year. Victoria is very grateful for the support of the Eva Malpass scholarship.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel / FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 28 January 2022.

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