Saturday 5th December 2020, 12:30pm
Born in Bury, award winning Iranian-Irish soprano Soraya Mafi is a rising star of both the opera and concert world. Highlights in her 2020/21 season include Musetta La bohème for English National Opera at Alexandra Palace and Johanna Sweeney Todd in her debut for the Opernhaus Zurich. In summer 2020, she performed the role of Lucy in Scottish Opera and The Edinburgh Festival’s opera film of Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’.
Tim studied music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and is now a freelance musician based in Manchester. As well as being a piano accompanist, he also works as a professional singer, vocal coach and organist. He is a staff repetiteur for the School of Vocal and Opera Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, playing for singing classes, assessments and recitals. He is also an accompanist for the British and International Federation of Festivals. This involves working regularly as an official accompanist at a number of competitive music festivals in the North of England, including Alderley Edge, Bowdon, Burnley, Buxton, Chester, Cleethorpes, Fleetwood, Hazel Grove, Heaton Mersey, Sheffield, and at Regional Championship events.