Classical Notes

The young Dublin mezzosoprano Martha Bredin has landed a plumb role in a Japanese production of a Benjamin Britten opera. Bredin, who is currently completing a masters degree in performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, has flown out fo

17th February, 2007

The opera, a parody on English social habits and mores, is being staged by the Young Artists of the New National Theatre Opera Studio in Tokyo.

Bredin says the part came ‘‘like a bolt from the blue. I was really shocked, it happened so suddenly. Now I am so excited about the challenge.”

The part was offered to Bredin when a colleague, who was working in Tokyo and heard the opera company...

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