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Rosenblatt Recitals at Home in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer

Eight programmes featuring 30 of the greatest voices in opera to raise money for women with ovarian cancer.

Twenty years after the launch of Rosenblatt Recitals and three years after the final concert, the series has returned in digital form to present a season of eight themed programmes – Rosenblatt Recitals at Home, in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer.

One in 50 women will receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis – we desperately need funds to ensure that everyone knows the symptoms, receives an early diagnosis and the very best support and treatment. We’re thrilled to announce this programme of amazing performances with proceeds of the ticket price helping to save lives.

Rosenblatt Recitals has brought together 30 of the greatest voices in opera performing arias and duets under eight themed programmes.

Annwen Jones OBE, Chief Executive of Target Ovarian Cancer, commented:

Singers shouldn’t be silent and nor must we about this devastating disease. This special edition of Rosenblatt Recitals is a world-class initiative and we are thrilled that the proceeds will benefit women with ovarian cancer, now and in the future. The pandemic has hit hard, and the work of Target Ovarian Cancer has never been more needed.

Ian Rosenblatt OBE, founder of Rosenblatt Recitals, said:

Rosenblatt Recitals at Home aims to bring some much-needed sunshine from artists’ homes to those of music lovers around the world. The majority of singers had to film and record themselves and all were socially distanced; at the outset, we didn’t really know what to expect. The result is beyond anything I could have wished for... a wonderful celebration of the voice on the 20th anniversary of Rosenblatt Recitals. I do hope that the eight programmes will raise everyone’s spirits as well as provide much needed funds for this amazing charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.

Eight programmes

Rosenblatt Recitals at Home is presented by Suzy Klein and Petroc Trelawny.  The concept is simple – a series of eight themed programmes, each around 30 to 45 minutes long.  Individual programmes or the whole season are available as video or audio-only.  Proceeds will be donated directly to Target Ovarian Cancer. The eight programmes are:

Programme 1:  Verdi 
Programme 2:  Bel Canto
Programme 3:  From Purcell to Lerner and Loewe – Singing in English
Programme 4:  Salon Music
Programme 5:  Verismo
Programme 6:  From Handel to Wagner – A Journey Through the Ages of Opera
Programme 7:  The World in Music
Programme 8:  Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know – The Men of Opera

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