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A tenor will run in the London Marathon

April 20, 2017 by norman lebrecht

11 comments.


AskonasHolt have announced that their young tenor Oliver Johnston is running in next Sunday’s London marathon.

Any other musicians planning to keep him company? Or chase him down?

Let us know if you’re running and we’ll post your pics.

Also runs:

Violinist Amy Cardigan of the BBC Scottish Symph.

The Portuguese baritone Ricardo Panela, presently with Holland Park Opera. He’s fundraising here for the mental health charity, SANE.

 


Comments (11)

  1. Ungeheuer says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me if Lisette Oropesa were in there too. She is an avid runner of marathons.

    1. OperaPulse says:

      She seems to be in Amsterdam at the moment singing Rigoletto. I am excited to see her in London this year for Lucia!

      Though she did leave us with a little bit of Meyerbeer to hold us off while we wait.

      https://soundcloud.com/lisetteoropesa/robert-toi-que-jaime-from-meyerbeers-robert-le-diable-sung-by-lisette-oropesa

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      excellent!

  2. Joe says:

    British Tenor Tom Elwin, who is currently singing Ferramdo at Staastoper Stuttgart and is jetting back and forth to run for Arthritis Care!

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thomas-Elwin

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      Good man! Second tenor off the blocks…

  3. Jerron J says:

    I wish! It’s not London, but my wife and I are both opera singers and are running the Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Marathon in May!

  4. Steven says:

    British Tenor, Ben Thapa, will be running the London Marathon for Sparks Children’s Medical Research.

  5. Amy says:

    Also Kate Openshaw, percussionist in Scotland, running for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

    I am running for Mind the mental health charity.

    Both of us are first timers!!!


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