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A Recital of Songs and Opera Arias from Germany, Italy, France and England

Performed by Milly Forrest - soprano and Joseph Ramadan - piano

March 17 @ 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Concert duration is approximate
£6.00 - £12.00

 After completing her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Kathleen Livingstone, lyric soprano Milly Forrest is currently working towards her masters at the Royal College of Music where she studies with Alison Wells.

On the operatic stage she has sung the roles of Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Clorinda – La Cenerentola (Rossini), Fiordiligi – Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Nora – Riders to the sea (Vaughan Williams),  Amore – Poppea (Monteverdi) and  “Barbarina” in the RCM Opera School’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen.

Recent highlights include winning the Brooks -van der Pump English song competition at the RCM, performing in Washington, returning to The Opera Box for a staged song recital, to Nantwich Choral Society as soloist in Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, to Dartington Community choir as soloist in Carmina Burana, as soloist with the Great Missenden Choral Society, and appearing as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang. Milly also took part in a contemporary opera project at the RCM in partnership with Tête-à-tête Opera.

 In July 2017, Milly was asked by John Gilhooly (director of the Wigmore Hall) to step in for the last song recital of the season “A serenade to Music,” accompanied by Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti. She sang alongside Mary Bevan, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Huntley and many others and made the national headlines after impressing critics. Recent performances include singing “Exultate Jubilate” by Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra.


German song:

Strauss op 29

 Italian songs:

La Danza (Rossini)

Vaga luna (Bellini)

Ma rendi pur contento (Bellini)


Caro nome, Gilda’s aria (Rigoletto, Verdi)

Quando m’en vo (La Boheme, Puccini)

Je veux vivre (Romeo and Juliette, Gounod)

Le Dame de Montecarlo (Poulenc Concert aria)

Steal me sweet thief (The Telephone, Menotti)

 English songs:

The last rose of a Summer – Folk song arr. Britten

Skin – story of the little mermaid (Lewis Murphy & Laura Attridge) 2015

King David – Herbert Howells


Mio Caro Bene (Handel, Rodelinda)

Da tempeste il legno infranto (Handel, Giulio Cesare)

How beautiful it is (Britten ,The Turn of the Screw, Governess aria)

The hours creep on apace (Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore)

Refreshments available during the interval


Details / Booking Info

March 17
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Concert duration is approximate
Ticket Prices:
Adult - £12.00
Student - £6.00
Booking URL:


Hay Music
01497 821965


St Mary’s Church, Hay on Wye
St Mary's Road
Hay on Wye, Powys HR3 5BB United Kingdom
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01497 820448

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