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Lo Speziale

26th January 2014

Sir John Tavener Celebration Weekend
Closing Concert Sir John Tavener Celebration Weekend. First public performance of Mahavakyas for soprano and cello by Sir John Tavener at St John Smith's Square.

Mittwoch aus Licht (Wednesday from Light) - Karlheinz Stockhausen, 22 - 25 August 2012

22 - 25 August 2012

Mittwoch aus Licht (Wednesday from Light) - Karlheinz Stockhausen
Birmingham Opera Company, Argyle Works, Birmingham
Internationally acclaimed opera director Graham Vick assembled an outstanding artistic team with his unique Birmingham Opera Company. Under the musical direction of Stockhausen's long-time collaborator, Kathinka Pasveer the line-up included Birmingham's Ex Cathedra and London Voices with an array of virtuoso orchestral soloists as well as local performers recruited and trained through the company's award-winning participation programme.
Guardian Review | Video

Lo Speziale

5 - 7 October 2012

Mechels Kamerorkest - Lo Speziale
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Lo Speziale-or-The Pharmacist is a heartwarming, comic chamber opera by Joseph Haydn on a text by Carlo Goldoni.

Ann De Renais (Grilleta), Ana Naqe (Volpino), Dick Vandaele (Sempronio) and Koen Vereertbruggen (Mengone), Mechels Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tom Van Den Eynde, Tom Viaene (director)
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Ann De Renais and the Mechels Chamber Orchestra

18th December 2011

Concert with The Mechels Chamber Orchestra,
Conductor Tom Van den Eynde
Fruehlingsstimmen - J Strauss
Mein Herr Marquis – Die Fledermaus - J Strauss
O mio babbino caro – Gianni Schicchi - Puccini
Je veux vivre – Romeo et Juliette- Gounod
Putte, Belgium

Ann De Renais and the Mechels Chamber Orchestra

28 May 2011

Minderbroederskerk, Mechelen, Belgium
Solo concert of coloratura arias with the Mechels Kamerorkest

AR Rahman

7 April 2010: The Music of AR Rahman

Royal Festival Hall
Matt Dunkley - conductor
Metro Voices - chorus
Nihal - presenter

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performed the works of the celebrated Indian film composer AR Rahman. This unique concert featured the first ever orchestral performance of many of his best-known works. The composer received two Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Score for the film Slumdog Millionaire in 2009.

Angels In America

26 March 2010: Angels in America

Barbican Hall
Peter Eötvös - Angels in America (UK premiere)
Mari Mezei - libretto
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson - conductor
Based on the play by Tony Kushner

“This fine British premiere - a concert performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra superbly prepared by David Robertson, but with the action deftly semi-staged by David Gately - did enough to suggest that Angels in America is one of the most significant operatic statements of our time.”
Richard Morrison - Times
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November 2009: Flanders Remembers Concert

at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
Ombra mai fu, Xerxes & Meine Seele hoert im Seele - Handel
Mass (J. N. Lemmens) & Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Conductor: Ian Curror with the Chapel Choir of the RHC, organ: Els Biesemans, violinist: Mark Derudder

Ann De Renais

2005-2009 : Lord of the Rings Symphony - Howard Shore

Conductor: Howard Shore with the Orchestra Academia della Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy
Ann has also toured with the Lord of the Rings Symphony in the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland and Finland over the past four years.

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June 2009: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Cantate 51) - J.S. Bach

With Il Gardelino for Klara in Oudenaarde, live broadcast Flemish Classical Radio

July 2008: Memory takes my hand – Craig Armstrong

French Premiere at the St Denis Festival in Paris.
Conductor: Gary Walker, Orchestre National de l'Ile de France

November 2007: A German Requiem - J. Brahms

Conductor: Yvan Meylemans and the VRT Choir and Orchestra
Antwerp, Belgium

November 2004: A German Requiem J. Brahms

Papageno Orchestra, choirs Kalliope and Altra Voce, Sabine Haenebalcke Conductor, Kortrijk, Belgium