‘The whole evening was wonderful…stunning a capella performance of One Art…The CD is amazing!’
ONE ART: an opera/cabaret illustrating the life of poet Elizabeth Bishop, with settings of her poetry commissioned by Femme Lunatique Productions
‘Spellbinding solo performance by Laure Meloy tonight in Canterbury – songs, poems and letters by Elizabeth Bishop set by Paula M Kimper. It was a privilege to be there.’
Thank you so much for your fabulous concert today! A great, enchanting way to begin the evening! Magical & beautiful!
‘O Brave New World: songs from an enchanted island’, a programme of songs and arias by Thomas Adès, Benjamin Britten, Dominick Argento, and Jonathan Dove, interwoven with readings from Shakespeare and W H Auden’s The Sea and the Mirror, was performed at the Canterbury Festival in October 2013, and in January 2014 at St. Pancras Church, London. Excerpts from the programme were presented at the Beaney Museum, Canterbury in December, and at the HOT Club Cabaret, Islington in May 2013.
First performed in the centenary year of Benjamin Britten, the programme’s use of Shakespeare texts would make it ideal for the celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday in 2014, as well as the 500th anniversary of his death in 2016. The use of unaccompanied songs and readings also make it possible to perform in venues without access to a piano.
Perfectly conceived and performed! Sensational!! Thank you once again for your electrifying performance this afternoon.
‘Exquisite Decadence: Verlaine’s Absinthe-Tinted Songs’
Soprano, Tenor and Pianist
Performed at the Canterbury Festival 2011
A celebration of Paul Verlaine’s poetry and life, through French chanson, personal letters, and contemporary accounts of his work. Includes Debussy’s Ariettes oubliees and Faure’s La Bonne Chanson.
‘…But love fell out with me.’
Soprano and pianist
Performed at the Canterbury Festival, 2010
A journey through the humorous and dark sides of love, via the poetry of Dorothy Parker and Richard Rodgers songbook, among others.
Thank you for a lovely recital yesterday: it was a smashing programme…I especially liked your dramatic style of presentation – making the songs really live.
Patience & Sarah
Showcase version of Paula Kimper’s opera, which premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano. Performed at the GLAD Festival, Brighton, the York Lesbian Arts
Festival, the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, and at theatres in Portsmouth and Reading.
‘The stunning concert performance by three talented performers brought a new audience to opera…the reaction was excellent.’ Director, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival