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Lizzie Byrne read music at The University of East Anglia, and continued her vocal studies in London with Jeffrey Talbot. As a performer she has had a career in the field of opera and contemporary music, having sung in many first performances of new works, some having been especially written for her. Opera roles include: Violetta (La Traviata), Gilda (Rigoletto), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Queen of the Night (Magic Flute), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Antigona (Admeto), Governess (Turn of the Screw), Liu (Turandot), Musetta (La Boheme) in The UK, USA, Japan, and throughout Europe. Lizzie is also in demand as a singing teacher and vocal coach. She was co-founder and musical director of a company specialising in performing arts workshops for children. She now teaches at the Universities of London and Cambridge.

 

Paul Hegarty received a Laurence Olivier Best Actor nomination, for playing the title role in Sweeney Todd at The Ambassadors Theatre in 2006. He has worked at many regional theatres and festivals across the country. At Edinburgh he won a Fringe First for ‘The Trial’ by Kafka. Along with commercials his TV work is wide ranging. His London theatre credits include seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Lyric studio theatre Hammersmith, Orange Tree Richmond, the Young Vic and The Old Red Lion. West End productions include the 1996 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyceum as Pilate, the RSC production of Les Misérables, Cliff at the Strand Theatre in Cabaret and Guy in Mr Cinders (with Denis Lawson) at the Fortune Theatre. Paul is a regular director at The National Youth Music Theatre. He also teaches and runs workshops.

 

Stefano Curina graduated in piano and harpsichord from the Conservatorio di Musica Nicolò Paganini (Genoa, Italy). He later studied conducting with Bruno Aprea at the Accademia Internazionale Delle Arti in Rome. Stefano has worked extensively in musical theatre in Italy as a lyricist (Esopo Opera Rock, Salvatore Giuliano) and as a composer. His chamber musical Don Chisciotte: Un'Avventurosa Stramberia Musicale was performed in Milan, Rome and Madrid. In 2005 he moved to London, working as a freelance pianist in the West End and at the Royal Ballet School.