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Our team is proficient in arranging Open Air Concerts, Concerts in the Park, with Dome Stage, Sound system, Lighting and Pyrotechnics.

Biographies

Elizabeth's singing career started by performing with many choral companies, in Kent and London.

Having first studied with Impresario Kenneth Campbell in Kent, Elizabeth then studied privately with voice coach Diane Paine, then with Maureen Morelle from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Elizabeth has a mature top Soprano Opera Voice. She now concentrates primarily on concerts, where she performs a varied selection of popular arias.

Her choral solo work has included the Requiems of Mazart, Faure, Brahms, Durufle plus Schuberts Mass and Haydn's Imperial Nelson Mass.

Elizabeth's operatic career has seen her performing major roles in many operas in the UK, namely; The Gondoliers, Carmen, Merrie England, Le Nozze di Fagaro, La Traviata, L'elisir d'amore, Count Ory, Eugene Onegin, Beggars Opera, Der Freischutz and La Rondine, to mention a few.

Elizabeth is married with two daughters, both adopting careers in entertainment. She also teaches singing and is happy to pass on her vast experience to her pupils.

Elizabeth Varnham Phillips

Ben Kerslake

Sydney born, Ben Kerslake gained a Master of Music and First Class Honours degree from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffin University, where he was awarded the Post Graduate Opera Prize.

Ben also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, upon completing his studies, Ben was selected for the Opera Queensland Development Artist Program before moving to the UK in 2004 where he made his Opera North debut.

Roles to date included, Arlecchino in Pinocchio, Don Curio In The Marriage of Figaro, Borsa in Rigoletto, 2nd Nazarene in Salome, Sam in One Touch of Venus (all Opera North), Hugh in Hugh the Drover, with York Opera, Rodolfo in La Boheme with Scottish Touring Opera, Nebuchadnezzar in The Burning Fiery Furnace, with Opera Queensland.

 

Ben has broadcast on Television and Radio and has also given concerts, recitals and sung in oratorios both Nationally and Internationally .

 

Concert works have included Vaughan-Williams, On Wenlock Edge at  The Studio in Sydney, and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with Opera North.

Ben continues his busy schedule singing major roles with various Opera companies and concert appearances.