Why not get to know the cast on our Spring 2019 season through their favourite music? We asked our cast for their all-time favourite playlists.
First up we have Alison Manifold’s favourite tracks. Alison is an Austrialian Soprano who sings in the ETO chorus for all three Spring ’19 shows: Macbeth, Idomeneo and Elizabeth I and performs in ETO’s children’s opera Paradise Planet.
1. Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
2. Love Me Like You Do – Amy Turk
Alison: “And the original Eli Goulding one too I guess!”
3. Bryan Terfel singing the Tosca Te Deum
4. Some Nights – fun.
5. Coming Home – Sheppard
Alison: “An Australian band and the overall sound feels SO like home!”
6. Movie – ELKI
Alison: “A friend from uni – her other songs are worth a listen too (try ‘Golden Age’ first)
7. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
8. Caballe as Salome
9. The final scene of Swan Lake – any recording!
Alison: “…the full orchestra is just pouring every ounce of pain and emotion that they can into the music…”
10. ‘Hab’ mirs gelobt’ – Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)
Alison was born in Sydney, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Music Studies (voice) and an Advanced Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Alison most recently performed 2nd Lady I Will Not Speak (Io tacerò) (ETO), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival 2018), as well as a recital series in Sydney and Amsterdam. Other previous roles with ETO include Amelia/Bindi Silver Electra, Lady Saphir Patience, and Sylvia Dust Child.