Lesley Garrett will continue her tour across the UK this weekend when she visits The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Lesley will be accompanied by pianist Anna Tilbrook, whilst she shares behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.
As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently returned to English National Opera for the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. In 2018 she appeared with WNO in another world premiere creating the role of Emcee in Rhonda Rips It Up!, based on the life of suffragette Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda).
She cares about the people who come to hear her sing .... Through her records and her unstuffy attitude to singing, she has clearly reached out to music lovers far beyond the rarified confines of the opera house. - Sunday Times
She's a down-to-earth Northerner...she's incredibly funny and emotional, with a glorious voice. - The Daily Mail
In the spring of 2019 she created another new role in ENO’s world premiere of Iain Bell’s opera, Jack the Ripper at the Coliseum, and at Christmas she made her panto debut in Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Experience Guildford, the historic and vibrant county town of Surrey, with its quaint cobbled High Street and wealth of attractions, it’s a perfect destination for a short break or just enjoying a great day or night out! Explore one of the town's many historic heritage sites, its vibrant shops, or enjoy a stroll through picturesque riverside scenes. You can catch a gig or show at one of the popular entertainment venues or theatres or pay a visit to one of the two leisure centres for an afternoon of family fun. Aside from the year-round attractions, there are also events a plenty - exciting things have been happening in Guildford for over 900 years and that doesn’t look set to change!
Show details and booking
Date: Sunday 29 May 2022
Show starts: 7:30pm