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The Soprano and the Satire…

Posted on 2 March 2017 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

Music and laughter were in store on Wednesday 1 March as Old Girl, soprano and satirist Melinda Hughes, and her accompanist and co-writer Jeremy Limb, visited to Queen’s Gate to perform a very special recital, entitled Soprano & Satire.

The first half of the evening took the audience, which included pupils, parents, governors, Old Girls, staff and friends, on a journey through opera, with a selection of arias including the beautiful Dove sono from WA Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Adelaide’s aria from Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig.

Following an interval of champagne and canapés, guests enjoyed a second half of satirical songs. Highlights were Melinda and Jeremy’s own compositions, Britannia waives the rules, which took a hilarious look at the differences between American and British language, and The Cabbie Song, an ode to the traditional black cab driver. As the wonderful performances came to end, the audience were given the opportunity to ask Melinda and Jeremy questions, and found out how the two went through the creative process of writing their incredible satirical pieces.

A big thank you to all who came and to Melinda and Jeremy for a fantastic recital.

To find out more about Melinda and Jeremy’s upcoming performances, click here.