Awardee Becomes Lead Soprano in English National Opera
We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of Awardee Natalie Montakhab.
Rising star Natalie plays 'The Plaintiff' in ENO's 'Trial by Jury'.
About the production:
'Trial by Jury' was Gilbert and Sullivan’s second collaboration and ran for 131 performances after its premiere. Directed by Matthew Monaghan, a regular ENO Staff Director, and conducted by Martin Fitzpatrick, ENO’s Head of Music, 'Trial by Jury' pokes fun at a tale of a broken engagement, and the law that enables a jilted fiancée to claim compensation should her intended fail to marry her. Its satirical approach is typically witty, and ridicules the pomposity of the law, the hypocrisy of society and the foolhardy nature of love.
"I'm a Soprano who was hugely grateful to receive two Dewar Arts Awards from you. Without you, my further Opera studies would not have been possible and I'm forever grateful."
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