Niall Hoskin Baritone, translator


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News - 2018

LATEST: I thought this year was going to be light on opera - but things picked up in January. There are now two roles on the horizon: Ottokar in Der Freischütz in April, and the title role in Verdi's Falstaff in the summer. The last time I was involved in the Weber was, ahem, 1980 in a different part. I've already sung all the bass/baritone parts in 'Falstaff', but the last time I was the fat man was 2000. At least it's the same translation (Amanda Holden)!
A St John Passion (Bach) is coming up in March: in German for once and at baroque pitch. Rogers Covey-Crump will be the Evangelist. I'm doing the bass arias. Yummy.

There's a recital in Westonzoyland - my début there! -in March, with Jackie Bevan. And plans are taking shape to do some Schumann and possibly Schubert's 'Schwanengesang' with Stephen Browne.
The Roald Dahl roller-coaster rolls on: we're in Oxford in June, and will do 3 performances in one day locally for World Book Day.
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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...

Marathon number 10 is scheduled: Newport in April. To avoid the embarrassment of last yyear's Edinburgh fiasco, I'm actually following a training plan! Judith is joining me for some of the long runs, and Southville Running Club provides the nasty hill/sprint/interval torture once a week...

We had a phenomenal response to our call for auditions: 100 singers applied, from as far afield as the USA, Russia, Germany. Quality too! We'll hear the shortlist later in February. Meanwhile, the Wotan (Robert Marson) and I (Alberich) have had a sing-through of some chunks with David Bednall at the organ of Bristol Cathedral. He conjured some wonderful colours from the mighty instrument and we're confident it's going to sound fabulous!
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