Niall Hoskin Baritone, translator


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News - 2017

LATEST: a busy time in the early summer, with 8 performances of 'Rigoletto' interspersed with 'Revolting Rhymes'. One fairly adult affair coupled with a family show! No more opera for a bit, but the Roald Dahl show keeps giving: we're taking it to Sherborne in October, and there are dark rumours of Edinburgh 2018...

Charlotte Newstead and I will be reprising the programme we did with Jonathan Bielby back last November: Jonathan's 'This Precious Earth' with its scene-stealing digeridoo solo and our reworking of Bach's 'Coffee Cantata', which is now in English and addresses fairtrade issues. We're doing them in Newquay and Truro

Bach, Haydn and Duruflé are on the oratorio horizon, plus a couple of recitals (Bach 14th September, Devizes 16th December). And the 'Men with Horns' are being let out again, on 20th September.
All the details are in the calendar

I've been less than active translating, but there have been some reviews to do for The Wagner Journal; and I'm going to embark on a translation for them as well. One of Wagner's prose works...

The Team Hoskin effort at Newport Half Marathon went well - all 4 of us completed it. Edinburgh Marathon in May was another story: the first time I've failed to finish a race. So marathon number 10 is still in the future. London 2018 perhaps?.

Another plot which is yet to hatch, as it's still in the incubating stage is to perform Wagner's 'Das Rheingold' in German, slightly staged, with organ. David Bednall is on board to play; 4 crucial roles are cast; auditions for the others will be early next year; performances will be in 2019. Further details as they evolve will be at

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