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  Ella Marchment Director   ELLA MARCHMENT - Director
Ella Marchment, artistic director of Helios Collective and Constella OperaBallet has worked on over 80 opera and theatre productions throughout Europe and produced over 100 events that span opera, ballet, musicals, concerts and theatre. Her many directing credits include Alexander Goehr’s Tryptich at Mariinsky II, an opera–ballet production of Stravinsky’s Renard, an acclaimed international tour of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs For A Mad King, and a sell-out West End production of An Evening with Lucian Freud starring Cressida Bonas.

Rachel Drazek   RACHEL DRAZEK - Choreographer
Rachel is a freelance movement practitioner based in London. Her work spans professional and community contexts and is driven by a love of inviting people into dance. Most recently she choreographed Purposeless Movements for Birds of Paradise Theatre Co and Hurricane Boy for Ellen Havard. Also a performer, Rachel trained as an actress before going on to an MA in Movement and Wellbeing. Finding and exploring visual languages for the stage is a perfect blend of these paths. She has also studied extensively in physical and ensemble theatre trainings both in the Uk and internationally.
  Noah Mosley Musical Director   NOAH MOSLEY - Musical Director
Noah Mosley studied at King's College London, graduating in 2012. He founded and ran King's College London Opera Company conducting Purcell's The Fairy Queen, West Side Story, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. In 2012 Noah was the Praktikant at Karlsruhe Opera House, assisting Justin Brown on Tannhäuser and Gurrelieder. He won the Cameron Mackintosh Award at the National Student Drama Festival conducting Mozart orchestral and opera extracts in the Edinburgh University Theatre Company's production of Schaffer's Amadeus. In 2013 he was conducting fellow at the Dartington International Summer School, learning from Pierre-André Valade and John Carewe.
  Jeremy Walker   JEREMY WALKER - Assistant Musical Director
Jeremy Walker is the President and Musical Director of the King’s Opera and the Assistant Conductor for the King’s College London Symphony Orchestra. He is also a tenor and has performed around the UK at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and York Minster.
  nais Molines   NAIS MOLINES - Costume Designer
Nais Molines is an experienced costume designer based in London.  In 2014 she completed her Art Trade Diploma in costume making at Les Coteaux in Cannes. She now works in children’s theatre, experimental opera, circus and with street performers. In France her designs have been seen at the Grand Opéra d’Avignon, Collectif 22 and the Atelier Création de Costumes.


  Oskar McCarthy   OSKAR McCARTHY - Producer
Oskar McCarthy is an actor-musician, opera singer and producer based in London. His credits as a performer include the roles of Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri) for Pop-Up Opera; Falke (Die Fledermaus) for OperaUpClose; Escamillo (CarMen) and Orest (Elektra) for Secret Opera; and Leporello (Don Giovanni) for Midsummer Opera. Recital work includes Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Othmar Schoeck's Buried Alive for Suzette Field’s London Month of the Dead. As a producer, current projects include an exclusive production of Chabrier’s Une Education Manquee for Wilderness Festival 2016 with Pop-Up Opera, designing and producing a national tour of Buried Alive (see for details) and managing the Interactive/Walkabout Theatre for Nozstock Festival, a position he has held since 2014.
  Clare Ghigo   CLARE GHIGO - María
Clare Ghigo is a mezzo soprano with a Masters Degree in Opera Performance at RWCMD. She is a Solti Accademia Del Bel Canto scholar and is supported by The Malta Arts Scholarships and The Joseph Calleja Foundation. Her operatic roles include Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Hansel in Humperdinck‘s Hansel and Gretel, the Third/ Second Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the old Gypsy Woman in Rachmaninov’s Aleko. Clare has performed the title role of Bizet's Carmen with Opera r’ Ddraig (Cardiff),Madame La Hartier and Dorothee in Massenet's Cendrillion with BPO (Cardiff) and the title role of Rossini's La Cenerentola.
  Ricardo Panela   RICARDO PANELA - Cantor
Portuguese baritone Ricardo Panela studied singing in Portugal and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, with António Salgado and Laura Sarti. He also worked with singers such as Della Jones, Monserrat Caballé and Teresa Berganza. His operatic roles include, amongst others, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Malatesta in Don Pasquale.
  Sergio Jaraiz   SERGIO JARAIZ LARA - Duende
Sergio Jaraiz is a Spanish actor and physical performer. He trained in Theatre and Performance at the Escuela Cuarta Pared in Madrid and the School of Theare Mar Navarro. He is a trained dancer and developed his skills in physical theatre with the internationally acclaimed theatre company Gecko. He has appeared in numerous stage productions including Michel Azama’s Cruzadas, Jens Rosselt’s Triángulo, the Raven with Synaestheatre and Umrao: The Noble Courtesan at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also acted in numerous Spanish television shows and films.
  Martin Espindola   MARTIN ESPINDOLA - Piazzola & Bandoneonist
Martin is a dedicated dance practitioner and performer in both tango and contemporary disciplines. His focus and approach have been influenced by his previous experience as a high profile athlete and coach on the world stage. This experience developed an acutely analytical awareness which he brings into his dance work. Martin has studied both classic and new style tango intensively for the past 15 years. He further developed his contemporary dance skills through the Viviana Lasparra’s school in Argentina and is currently under mentorship, training with Jean Newlove, Laban's Personal Assistant for a number of years.
  Helene Favre-Bulle   HÉLÈNE FAVRE-BULLE - Repetiteur and Orchestral Pianist
French-Swiss pianist Hélène Favre-Bulle trained in both solo and collaborative performance at the Geneva University of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She won several prizes during her studies, including the François-Dumont Award and the GSMD Piano Accompaniment Prize, and was generously supported by the Guildhall Trust, the Nicati-de-Luze Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust and the Worshipful Company of Grocers. Much in demand as a collaborative pianist, Hélène has accompanied masterclasses for Annecy Classic Festival, Geneva ‘Laboratoire Musical' and Jackdaws Music Education Trust. She is also a member of the Sequoia Trio and the Ensemble Nova Luce, two groups which aim to integrate elements of improvisation in chamber music concerts as a way to connect more directly with the audience. Passionate about innovative performances, Hélène is a founding member of the Geneva-based Ensemble Caravelle and has also taken part in several opera productions with the Helios Collective in London..
  Antonio Hurtado Maria de Buenos Aires   ANTONIO HURTADO - Chorus
Born in Madrid (Spain), Antonio trained at Memory Musical Theatre School and at Karen Taft Dancing Academy. His first major professional experience was in the musical El Diluvio que Viene (Aggiuni Un Posto a Tavola). He also took part in several productions as the El Viaje a Sigmorgh (Opera), El Santo de la Isidra and Bateo (Zarzuela) and other musicals such as Zenicienta 26, Antologica, Top Brodway and El Callejón de los gatos. Since 2015, he has been touring in The Merry Widow musical (Bilbao, Madrid & Tour), performing the role of Cascada.
  Frankie Wakefield   FRANKIE WAKEFIELD - Chorus
Frankie trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. After graduating last year, Frankie made his stage debut at the Barbican playing Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. His credits while training include John Blakemore in South Downs, Oedipus in Oedipus The King, Angie the Ox in Guys & Dolls, Dr Klein in Her Naked Skin, Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard and Teddy Graham in Flare Path. Previous to his training at Guildhall, Frankie read Drama and Spanish at the University of Bristol.
  Brais Breijo   BRAIS BREIJO - Chorus
Brais is a Spanish actor and musician, who has studied internationally with directors like Flor Maceiras, Santiago Cortegoso and Jorge Coira, and with Manuel Lourenzo at Casahamlet School of Theatre. He has appeared in several short films and Galician TV series, while his work in theatre includes roles in A Taberna de Bastián and Dourada Babel (d. by Manuel Lourenzo) Marxes da Desgraza (d. by Santiago Cortegoso) and Amor e Outras Fobias (d. by Xosé Leis). As a singer he has appeared in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, Verdi's Attila, perfomed at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and was a recipient of the national prize Antonio José for choirs in 2014 with Gaos Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He is currently studying singing with actor/singer Brendan Weakliam.
  Tania Firth Maria de Buenos Aires   TANIA FIRTH - Chorus
Tania Firth is an English actor with training in dance and physical theatre and attended The Bridge Theatre Training Company. She has been involved in both stage & screen productions and performed in Menorca where she had the opportunity to practice Spanish. She is also currently co-writing and performing in a new play for the Camden Fringe this summer.
  Cinthia Lilen   CINTHIA LILEN - Chorus
Cinthia is a Latin American, London based actor and a recent graduate from the Drama Studio London. A dancer, deviser and improviser with an additional degree in theatre design, she developed her improvisation skills through Zootrophic, a company of which she’s a founding member. Her last stage production was at the Pleasance Theatre with Blackshaw Theatre Company.
  Veronica Morejon   VERÓNICA MOREJÓN - Chorus
Verónica Morejón, BA(Hons), is a Spanish actress based in London. She finished her studies in Drama in 2013 at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Castilla y León . Her formation includes courses at the St Petersburg School of Drama (Russia) and a six months stay at the Akademia Teatralna Aleksandra Zelwerowicza (Warsaw, Poland), among others. She developed her skills in classical Spanish theatre with Vicente Fuentes. She has played different roles in many stage productions: Silence by Harold Pinter, Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare and The Judge of the Divorces by Miguel de Cervantes. At the moment she actively collaborates with the Spanish Theatre Company in London.
  Veronica Morejon   TONY WALKER - DJ
Tony Walker has danced tango for about 15 years and has been a dj and tango organiser for half of that time. He has worked in many of the major London venues as well as Tango Al Fresco in Regent’s Park, the International Festival in Ardingly, and the CHE Festival in London. Tony has organised and selected the music at his own regular events over the years: he currently hosts Tango on the Thames at Tattershall Castle on the Embankment, CoolTango in Islington and he works with Tango Instinct each week at London Bridge and regularly with Tanguito in Islington. Once or twice each year he hosts a major event at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. As a DJ Tony’s aim is to play inspirational music that brings dancers to the dance floor. He selects the best of music from the Golden Age but occasionally adds a sprinkling of contemporary tango where the occasion demands it.