Soloists and Performers
Peter Knapp, voice coach and baritone
Peter Knapp is Professor of Singing at the Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, London. He has a distinguished international career, singing the title roles in many operas and is also a concert soloist. He has translated and directed operas and has established his own company, Travelling Opera which has toured both nationally and internationally. He regularly appears as a soloist at our concerts and with Janet Haney provides coaching at our workshops.
Peter Bailey, pianist
Peter Bailey trained at the Royal College of Music and won several college prizes. He is an accomplished pianist who has performed throughout Europe with touring companies including Cameo Opera, Opera d'Amici and Barrandov Opera. Peter is the Music Director of Pavilion Opera with which he has toured Britain, Europe, Japan and the Philippines. He regularly accompanies the Jubilate Choir and is also a visiting coach/accompanist at Morley College, London.
Helen Massey, soprano
Originally from Cheshire, Helen Massey studied at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. Whilst at the RCM, Helen won the Peter Pears Duo and English Song prizes. She also sang as a soloist for Sir David Wilcocks in concerts at the RCM and King's, and played the role of Emmie in Sir Thomas Allen's directorial debut production of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. For further study, Helen worked with Dennis O'Neill at his Cardiff International Academy of Voice (CIAV). In professional opera she has taken the roles of Nannetta in Falstaff and Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.Link to Helen Massey's web page
Sally Silver, soprano
Sally Silver's international career began in her home country of South Africa, where she made her operatic debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. She has sung several leading roles at Scottish Opera including Lucia and Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani.Link to Sally Silver's web page