Bass-Baritone Rodney Earl Clarke And Steinway Pianist Dominic Ferris Join IDA Girls At The Other Palace
Star guests bass-baritone Rodney Earl Clarke and Steinway pianist Dominic Ferris will join London's leading pop-opera girl group, Ida, in their show IDA Girls - Stage & Screen at The Other Palace studio on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 7.00pm. The performance is part of The Big Smoke Festival - the venue's week-long music, cabaret and variety festival.
Rodney, who will duet with Ida, as well as performing a solo number, was hailed by Gramophone as "a singer to be watched". His credits include Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall, Jude Kelly's award-winning On the Town, Kenneth Branagh's film version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Sondheim's 80th Birthday Celebration Prom, the Broadway Sound BBC Prom and Jake in Gershwin's Porgy & Bess under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. Rodney has presented on television for the BBC and his debut album Glorious Quest has received critical acclaim.
Steinway pianist Dominic Ferris will accompany the show as well as giving a special performance of his own. Dominic studied piano performance at the Royal College of Music and has since built an international reputation as a live performer and regular recording artist at Abbey Road Studios. He is one half of two critically acclaimed double acts: The Piano Brothers and Ferris & Milnes.
Audiences can enjoy an unforgettable evening full of timeless musical theatre numbers, iconic operatic arias and cinematic favourites, complete with exquisite harmonies, perfect blend and - of course - Ida's clever crossover twists. And in true Ida style - always pushing the boundaries of classical crossover - there will be some surprises along the way!
Ida formed whilst on the London production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida. It was here they became close friends and continued to sing together after the show had ended, and thus Ida was born. Having trained at some of the world's leading conservatoires, the girls' classical flare brings a unique quality to every song. Between them, they have performed on the West End (Adelphi, Charing Cross Theatre, The Criterion), at Jersey and Sydney Opera Houses, supported G4 and Russell Watson and Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalists Vox Fortura, have sung with Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe on Classic FM's charity single and could be seen on BBC1's This Week: Christmas Special.
After captivating audiences across six continents, the members of Ida are very excited to be back on home turf with a special London show, having recently sold out at Live at Zedel and performed to thousands at West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square. This show will be a rare chance to see Ida - Georgi Mottram, Wendy Carr, Laura Coutts and Sarah Vaughan - live at currently their last scheduled public performance in London, in what has become a very busy 2018!
Book online: https://www.theotherpalace.co.uk, by phone: 0207 087 7900 or in person at the venue. General admission £20 (booking fees may apply). Running time: 1 hour.