Multi-tasking Yoruba Baritone Sweeps versatile Kalabari Soprano Off Her Feet In “A Romantic Idyll”

Multi-tasking Yoruba Baritone Sweeps versatile Kalabari Soprano Off Her Feet In  "A Romantic Idyll"

Musically multifaceted baritone Juwon Ogungbe is pairing with soprano Victoria Oruwari to present “A Romantic Idyll” – a concert programme of duets, arias and art songs, at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, London NW3 1LT ( ) at 2.30pm on Sunday May 5th. The singers, both of Nigerian heritage, will be accompanied by Rianka Bouwmeester on piano

Juwon Ogungbe, (baritone), Victoria Oruwari, (soprano) and Rianka Bouwmeester, (piano) will unite their formidable forces to perform “A Romantic Idyll” – a concert of duets from operas and musicals, arias, and art songs on Sunday, May 5th at 2.30pm. The event will take place at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, New End Square, London NW3 1LT and tickets are £8 with £5 concessions. The singers share a great deal in common, including spending formative years in Lagos, Nigeria … and following classical singing careers, which influenced their decision to work as a team and is a unique combination.

Juwon Ogungbe said “I was delighted to meet Victoria Oruwari, a soprano of great standing, and find that we have so much in common. Our shared background informs our collaboration and means that we don’t have to explain everything to each other” Victoria added “I am very excited about our concert and the opportunity to sing with someone with as fine a voice and profile as Juwon Ogungbe”

The duo will perform set pieces by Mozart (from The Magic Flute), Haydn (from The Creation), Lehar (from The Merry Widow), Messager (from Veronique), Gershwin (from Porgy and Bess) several duets from musicals, and solo songs by Bizet, Poulenc, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, and Gershwin, amongst others, with fine accompaniment from Ms Bouwmeester.
Guild Hall trained Juwon Ogungbe has a distinguished career composing and singing opera, music-theatre as well as Jazz oriented music. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The South Bank Centre as well as directing music theatre in Zimbabwe. Victoria Oruwari trained at Trinity College and her repertoire covers opera, musical theatre and jazz. Her work has attracted media interest and A TV documentary about her life and her music has been filmed during her recent New Zealand tour.

The event takes place in the historic and beautiful Burgh House which is part of Hampstead Museum, New End Square, London NW3 1LT. Full details including ticket purchase information can be found on and also via, . Tickets are £8 and £5 concessions. Advance booking is recommended for Romatic Idyll.

Region: All
Start Date: 05/05/2013
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Start Time: 14.30 to 15.30
Venue: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
Venue Address: New End Square, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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