Production Team

  • Peter Jones
    Ezra Williams
    (Musical Director/Pianist)

    Trained at The Purcell School of Music and as a Prince Consort Scholar at the Royal College of Music. He studied piano with Graham Fitch, but also with composers Graham Fitkin, Patrick Morris and Gwendoline Fung. Ezra performed at most of the important concert venues in Britain, including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and The Southbank Centre, St Paul's and other cathedrals. While at school, HRH Prince Charles invited him to perform at Buckingham Palace for the Royal Family. He won the Herbert Howells Prize whilst at the RCM and has participated in Masterclasses with such diverse performers as Placido Domingo, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Robert Tear, Magnus Lindberg and Daniel Barenboim. He regularly accompanies for opera companies and ballet schools and is in demand as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. He is very busy as an operatic tenor, composer and organist. He teaches both piano and singing. Ezra is a published author and has appeared in various films.

    Julia Beynon
    Kirsty Bennett
    (Stage Director)

    After training and working as a singer and actress, Kirsty began directing in 1998. Musical Productions include Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me (both by Bock and Harnick); and Kurt Weill's Street Scene. Her plays include Couch (Boris Rumney); Diary of a Nobody (G & W Grossmith); The Fall (Albert Camus) and Hamlet; Tragedy of a Fat Man (Paddy Gormley); and Susan Odev's What's Next Factor? She has directed several plays by Ros Adler for London and Edinburgh Fringe venues, including: Jubilate!; LOL and Powercut; and in 2017 The Hub. She has worked with Brent Opera on Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore in 2014, returning for Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor in 2015 and Verdi's Macbeth in 2017 with a production of Oklahoma (Rodgers and Hammerstein) for Imperial Productions in between. She was tempted back to Harrow Opera by Rusalka seduced by the astonishingly beautiful score.

Cast

  • 15th, 16th and
    17th March 2018

    Thursday &
    Saturday evening

    Friday &
    Saturday matinée

    Rusalka
    Prince
    Vodnik
    Ježibaba
    Princess
    Kitchen Boy
    Gamekeeper
    Hunter
    Dryad 1
    Dryad 2
    Dryad 3

    Charlotte Derry
    Stephen Cviic
    Bernhard Credé
    Annette Dumville
    Rebecca Moulton
    Barbara Shapiro
    Paddy Cockshutt
    Paul Blundell
    Felicity Davies
    Rachel Haywood
    Christine Fahy

    Helen-Julie Johnson
    Stephen McNealy
    David Banbury
    Marianne Wentzel
    Monika Bilewicz
    Adrienne Walters
    Paul Blundell
    Richard Wyborn
    Mehreen Shah
    Alkisti Mona
    Christine Fahy

    Chorus (Water dwelling Naiads, peasants, wedding guests)

    Raluca Ioana Negrut, Julian Brockless, John Lanigan-O'Keefe, Thomas Ward and off-night principals.