Padilla – Valencia (La bien amada)
Mozart – La ci darem (Don Giovanni)
Donizetti – Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore)
Bizet – Habanera (Carmen)
Verdi – Brindisi (La Traviata)
Lara – Granada
Balfe – I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls (The Bohemian Girl)
Foster – Beautiful dreamer
Traditional – Shenandoah
Capurro/di Capua – O sole mio
Trovatori’s talents take them all over the world. In the UK they appear in concert halls, theatres and churches, music festivals, corporate and private events as well as being headline artists for Warner Leisure, and at sea for cruise companies including Saga, Cunard, Fred Olsen and Swan Hellenic.
Husband and wife team Darren and Caroline met while performing in the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk and the Bregenz Festival in Austria, where they sang in the staging of Puccini’s Tosca that is featured in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. They recently released their acclaimed album, Songs from here, there and everywhere, featuring songs and duets arranged with just their guitars for accompaniment.
They have performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s, Smith Square as well as performing live in concert on BBC Radio 3. They were recently awarded Best Opera Duo 2018 by AI Global Media.
Caroline started singing lessons after graduating with a music degree in composition from Durham University and went on to reach the final stages of Channel 4’s Operatunity.
Her operatic roles have since included performances as Tosca (Tosca) for Heritage Opera, Queen of the Night (Magic Flute) for British Youth Opera and Surrey Opera, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for Birmingham Chamber Orchestra and the Lace Seller (Death in Venice) in the Aldeburgh Festival – a role she went on to perform at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.
As a concert performer Caroline has sung in venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s, Smith Square and has sung in live performances on Radio 3.
An experienced session singer, Caroline has also sung with the BBC Singers, RSVP Voices and Conventus in concerts and recordings.
Born in Lancashire, Darren studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as a baritone.
After college Darren played the roles of Sandor Barinkay in The Gypsy Baron, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat before moving to London to continue his voice studies privately as a tenor. He was soon offered a full-time chorus position with Carl Rosa Opera Company with whom he travelled throughout the UK and Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Darren has sung at the Royal Albert Hall in Raymond Gubbay’s productions of Tosca and Madame Butterfly.
He has performed with Opera Holland Park in Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto and Manon. He has given a number of recitals of Schubert and Schumann songs and toured with Mid Wales Opera.
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