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“Love Is In The Air” with Kristene Sutcliffe and Olga Eggert

September 10 @ 7:30 pm

Kristene Sutcliffe (soprano) Olga Eggert (piano) take to the EAC stage for an evening of beautiful duets by Chopin, Mozart, Rossini and Porter.

Adults £12/ Under 18 £2

Born in Wales and raised on the Isle of Man Kristene Sutcliffe was a regular child performer at the Manx Music Festival and was the first ever winner of the Young Singer of Mann competition.  She went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester achieving a Bachelor of Music Honours Degree in Vocal and Opera Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Performance.

Upon leaving Music College she worked extensively in UK and Europe, singing a vast repertoire of opera, operetta and oratorio. Kristene loves Puccini opera and favourite roles have included Musetta in ‘La Boheme’ and Yvette in ‘La Rondine’. Whilst travelling Europe performing oratorio she was privileged to have been invited to perform at the British Consulate in both Cyprus and The Hague.

Kristene now teaches singing at King Williams College, has a large private teaching practice and is a co-director of Stage Door Entertainment. Performances of note on the Island include Mrs Anna in the ‘King and I’, Carlotta in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street for Taylorian Productions, Ellen in ‘Miss Saigon’ and Violet in ‘9to5’ for Douglas Choral Union and Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’ for Manx Operatic Society.

Exciting things are coming up for Kristene this year, as Stage Door Entertainment are setting up a theatre school, The Stage Door Academy, which will run on Saturdays in the south of the island from September.

Olga was born in the Crimea, attended the Crimean Musical College, and studied at the Conservatoire in Odessa with Professor Sukhomlinov. She graduated with top marks in piano, piano accompaniment and teaching of music. After leaving the Conservatoire she embarked on a career as a professional pianist and worked as accompanist in the Odessa Opera Theatre and the Odessa Operetta Theatre. Later she was a soloist in the Crimean Philharmonic Society and made many appearances on Ukrainian, Russian and Belorussian TV and performed in Moscow, Minsk, Kiev and other cities of the former Soviet Union, playing for many Soviet and post-Soviet leaders.

She moved to the Isle of Man in 1998 and continued her music studies at Trinity College (London), being awarded FTCL in Piano Performance, ATCL in Organ Performance and AMusTCL in music theory. Olga was an official accompanist for the International Tertis Viola Competition, and also accompanied the Ballet Rambert and the National Symphony Orchestra during their visits to the Isle of May. She has been a guest of the Cape Town Classical Music programme, Manx Radio, Radio Belarus, Danish Radio Klassisk and BBC ‘Songs of Praise’. Olga also is the organist at St. Andrew’s Church, Isle of Man, plays as a visiting organist in other churches on the Isle of Man and gives organ concerts in the UK. She also shares her considerable experience with her many piano pupils, teaching piano at King William’s College and privately.

£12 Adults