Opera Company to Take Center Stage on Six Seabourn Cruises

MIAMI, April 5 /PRNewswire/ — The acclaimed British repertory troupe, The Reduced Opera Company, will appear as a part of Seabourn Cruise Line’s celebrated Dress Circle onboard enrichment program in 2005. A trio of singers: a soprano, a mezzo soprano and a tenor or baritone, will be performing a program of popular selections from classical and light opera on six select voyages aboard all three Seabourn yachts during the year.

The cast, which may vary from cruise to cruise, is comprised of some of the most celebrated singers in international opera. The following are among those scheduled to appear:

Charlotte Page has sung over thirty principal roles in opera for companies such as the Royal Opera, Covent Garden at the Savonlinna Festival, Finland, the Welsh National Opera and Opera Northern Ireland. She performed the title role in Lucia Di Lammermoor for Haddo House Opera. Internationally, she has appeared with Atelier Lyrique, Orleans and throughout France. She also starred as Christine in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre London for eighteen months.

Anne Williams-King, a Welsh soprano, has mastered a wide variety of roles and appeared with Lyric Opera Ottawa, Holland’s Nationale Reisopera, as well as companies in Austria, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. Closer to home, she has performed with the English, Scottish and Welsh National Operas and in concerts at Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican and the Festival Hall London.

Tenor Bradley Daley is a regular soloist with the English National Opera in the London Coliseum and has toured around the United Kingdom, in Australia and in America as well as broadcasting on BBC television, radio and Channel 4.

Soprano Chloe Wright has worked with the Garden Opera, Pavillion Opera and Opera Holland Park and the Wexford Festival Opera. She spent two years singing the role of Musetta in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Boheme on Broadway, winning a Tony Honor for Excellence and a Drama League of America Outstanding Artist award.

Welsh brothers Mark and Wynne Evans both attended Guildhall School and went on to study at the National Opera Studio. Mark, a baritone, has performed with the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and the Covent Garden Festival. Tenor Wynne has sung with the English and Welsh National Operas, Opera Holland Park and has worked as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has sung at the Royal Albert Hall and as a soloist at the opening nights of the BBC Proms.

During each cruise, the company will present two full performances of arias and selections entitled “Pure Opera.” One of these will be introduced and complemented by a special “Night at the Opera” formal dinner in The Restaurant.

The Reduced Opera Company will perform aboard The Yachts of Seabourn on the following cruises:

Seabourn Legend April 7 (7 days Lisbon to Monte Carlo) and April 24 (7 days Barcelona to Monte Carlo).

Seabourn Pride May 6 (16 days Istanbul to Lisbon) and May 22 (14 days Lisbon to London); August 28 (18 days London to New York).

Seabourn Spirit October 16 (7 days Athens to Alexandria).

With Special Savings of up to 50 percent, fares start from $2,998 per person, based on double occupancy of a 277-square foot ocean-view suite. On select cruises, special Guarantee Rates of $2,495 are available. For details, contact your travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit http://www.seabourn.com/ .

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