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Stephen Devine
Harpsichord

Steven Devine has performed all over the world as a harpsichord soloist (his recent Chandos recording of the Goldberg Variations was described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the best”), he is a highly sought-after continuo player with permanent positions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Classical Opera and London Baroque and directs repertoire with a wide range of groups with repertoire from 16th century polyphony to new commissions.

Alessandro Fisher
Tenor

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Postgraduate Vocal Studies course, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages (Italian and German) at Cambridge University, where he was choral scholar in Clare College Chapel Choir. His opera performances include Bellecour (Vert Vert) for Garsington Opera, Banquo (Luke Styles' Macbeth) as part of the Glyndebourne Festival Jerwood Young Artist Project and Alindo / Delmiro (Hipermestra) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. In April 2016 he was awarded joint first prize at the Kathleen Ferrier awards at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Susanna Hurrell
Soprano

Susanna Hurrell (soprano) trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Miriam Licette scholarship, Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song, Countess of Munster and Sybil Tutton awards. In 2013 she was awarded the Grange Park Opera Aria Prize at the Hampshire Singing Competition. She made her Classical Opera début in 2013 singing the role of Cephisa in Teleman's Orpheus at the London Handel Festival. Other roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at Convent Garden, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Opéra de Limoges, Norina (Don Pasquale) at Longborough Festival Opera, Cephise (Pigmalion) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nymph (Monteverdi's L'Orfeo) with the Royal Opera House at the Roundhouse, Erisbe (Cavalli's L'Ormindo) with the ROH at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) in a co-production with Nevill Holt Opera, NI Opera and Moscow's Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre.