This is an evening not to be missed, with a cast of rising stars who have trained at the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House. Josephine Thorpe, Susana Gaspar, Bechara Mouffarej are performing on the most prestigious international stages including Opera de Paris, Qatar, Dubai, Sadlers Wales, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, BBC Proms!
The Orchestra will be led by Eugene Lee, a permanent member of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Associate Leader at Southbank Sinfonia.
Glass Ceiling Orchestra
Glass Ceiling Orchestra is a newly born company focusing on musicianship excellence and widening access to classical music. While performing a wide range of repertoire, Glass Ceiling offers a unique event : an opera performance raising awareness on a social issue where part of all proceeds will be donated to a UK registered charity.
For their inaugural performance, Glass Ceiling Orchestra, have chosen Carmen, as a tragic embodiment of female empowerment and will be supporting Dress for Success, a worldwide women's charity which provide professional attire, interview coaching to help disadvantaged women succeed and achieve economic independence.
- Tickets: £28 and £22 for concessions from www.langdondowncentre.org.uk or call 0333 1212 300
How to get there
- By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
- By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
- By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.