TAMARA STEIN soprano
Wednesday 4 October 2023
Due to the RMT Train/Tube strike called for 4 October, this concert has had to be cancelled. Ticketholders have been contacted and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working with the artists to find a new date to reschedule this performance.
A whirlwind through four centuries, showcasing songs by well and lesser known female composers from Europe and North America.
"Bonbons is an intimate concert that offers a plethora of underrated arias, delivered in an innovative way [...]. The show is designed to highlight the works of under-represented female composers..."
"Underlining it all is a beautiful performance by a passionate and dedicated performer, who seems to truly enjoy music and wants nothing more than to give her audience the chance to enjoy it too. Her powerful voice delivers a range as wide as the repertoire, and each song is marked by a conviction that amplifies the artistry of the composition."
***** (5-star review) - Beth Oliver, The Wee Review, Edinburgh Fringe 2023
Anne Boleyn (attributed) 1507-1536
O Death, rock me asleep
Francesca Caccini 1587-1637
Per la più vaga e bella
Isabella Colbran 1785-1845
Povero cor tu palpiti
Louise Reichardt 1779-1826
Se non piange un infelice
Corona Schröter 1751-1802
Für Männer uns zu plagen
Anna Amalia 1739-1807
Auf dem Land und in der Stadt
Josephine Lang 1815-1880
Maria Theresia von Paradis 1759-1824
Morgenlied eines armen Mannes
Augusta Holmès 1847-1903
Maria Felicità Malibran 1808-1836
Clara Schumann 1819-1896
Warum willst du andre fragen
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel 1805-1847
Bettina von Arnim 1785-1859
Ein Stern der Lieb' am Himmelslauf
Lisa Lehmann 1862-1918
There are fairies at the bottom of our garden
Amy Beach 1867-1944
Elle et moi
Cécile Chaminade 1857-1944
Pauline Viardot 1821-1910
Alma Schindler Mahler 1879-1964
Rebecca Clarke 1886-1979
Down by the Sally Gardens
Mary Howe 1882-1964
Jane Vieu 1871-1955
La Belle au Bois dormant
Undine S. Moore 1904-1989
Love Let The Wind Cry … How I Adore Thee
Florence Price 1887-1953
Hold Fast to Dreams
Isabelle Aboulker b.1938
Esther Hopkins b.1972
You can’t hold me now
Jeanine Tesori b.1961
The Girl in 14G
Tamara Stein studied singing in Munich and London, where she also studied dance, acting and creative writing. She started performing professionally in TV and film before moving into theatre and opera. For years Tamara performed in cabaret with a comic-operatic act. More recently she has been concentrating on recital/concert work and writing. Currently, Tamara is working on an staged operatic-theatrical one-woman-show and a female composer showcase recital.
She appeared at Hylands House (Essex), The Barn Theatre and The Komedia (Sussex), The Hawth Theatre (Surrey), South Hill Park (Berkshire), Dicken’s World and The Tom Thumb Theatre (Kent), for Music at Park House in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) and in London at the Southbank (Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall), St John's Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, The V&A, The Pleasance, The Steiner Theatre, Arcola Grimeborn Opera Festival, Fitzroy Square Gardens, Severndroog Castle, The Chapel Playhouse, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Proud Camden, Volupté Lounge, Madame Jojo’s, and as a recitalist and concert soloist in countless churches from Hampstead to Streatham, incl. St James' Church Piccadilly and St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. Since 2011 she has been asked to perform in open spaces, such as public gardens and markets, she is also in demand as a private entertainer. During the pandemic in 2020 Tamara created recitals for streaming and wrote the lyrics for a filmed aria by Esther Hopkins for Spare Tyres online production of Signal Fires in which she also sang.
Tamara sang in works by contemporary composers as well as operas and operettas by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, J. Strauss Jr., R. Strauss, Rossini and Borodin to name just a few. She acted in plays by Shakespeare, Frayn and Stoppard among others. She has directed several short plays, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream and staged versions of Haydn’s cantata Arianna a Naxos and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben in which she also sang. She has won several singing competitions gaining first prizes in opera, operetta and song.
Tamara is neurodiverse and has been suffering from ‘severe’ to ‘very severe’ M.E. and fibromyalgia, rendering her invisibly disabled.
A native of the Greek island of Thasos, London-based Panaretos is in demand as a collaborative performer, vocal coach and musical director. A Britten Pears and Oxford Lieder young artist, Panaretos has won the Gerald Moore Award, Emmy Destinn Awards Accompanist Prize and the London Song Festival duo prize. Panaretos, was a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment for two years at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he also completed his postgraduate studies (MMus, PgAD) and was awarded various prizes for piano and chamber music.
He has performed extensively across the UK, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and has musically directed award-winning opera productions, one of which received an Olivier Award nomination. Panaretos (aka Pan) is a member of staff at Trinity Laban and Morley College and was recently the official vocal coach for the finalists of the Voice Of Black Opera competition. He is co-founder of the Opera Makers, holds a BA in Law, and is an avid food lover.