Portrait of Dominic
About

Dominic Harlan is a pianist, performer, workshop leader, presenter and composer. Through his workshops, recitals and presentations, he has introduced countless people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to the worlds of opera, music-theatre, concert performances and composition.

“Cynics detecting political correctness in overdrive would have felt satisfied if the results were makeshift or amateurish, but the opposite was true. Musically the performances were superb…Dominic Harlan, the music director and pianist, deserves a medal.” ***** The Times on Britten’s Canticles, Westminster Abbey

“Harlan is irrepressibly enthusiast. A terrifically engaging pianist, actor and communicator…terrific fun. Go and have your eyes and ears opened to these songs.” The Singer on When Yesterday we Met…, Wigmore Hall

“Harlan is what is known as a 'born communicator' whose fresh approach has won him high admiration... He generated a high level of excited involvement which made these songs seem viscerally experienced rather than passively consumed… A passionate family concert and a show I’d warmly recommend.” Rupert Christiansen , The Telegraph on Solitary Hotel

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Video

‘When Yesterday we Met…’ filmed live at Wigmore Hall, London.

Composition

Utah, 1975 – Music by Dominic Harlan, words by Steve Hale.
Sarah Gabriel, soprano, Philip Smith, baritone, Dominic Harlan, piano.
Performed live at Riverside Studios, London, as part of Tête à Tête:The Opera Festival. Special thanks to Tête â Tête (www.tete-a-tete.org.uk)

Songs from the show Photo-Me. Music and lyrics by Dominic Harlan.

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Audio

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Gallery
News

South Bank Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall, 16 February 2013, 11.30am
Saturday Spectacular

Music to include:
Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no.5
Rossini’s Storm Music from La Cenerentola
Plus extracts from Britten’s Simply Symphony and Mozart’s piano concerto KV 414
Gerry Cornelius- conductor
Dominic Harlan- piano and presenter
www.southbanksinfonia.co.uk

Wigmore Hall, 5 May 2013, 2:30pm
When Yesterday we Met…

Devised and directed by Dominic Harlan
Rebecca Sharp, mezzo-soprano
Philip Smith, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Opera North, Grand Theatre, 11 May 2013, 10.30-12.30pm
European Opera Day workshop for families.

www.operanorth.co.uk

Cheltenham Festival, Parabola Arts Centre, 14 July 2013, 2.00-3.00pm
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Philip Smith, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

Oxford Lieder Festival, venue tbc, 13 October 2013, 4.00-5.00pm
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Philip Smith, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.oxfordlieder.co.uk

Oxford Lieder Festival, venue tbc, 19 October 2013, 2.30-3.30pm
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Philip Smith, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.oxfordlieder.co.uk

Ealing Music and Film Festival, Lawrence Hall at University of West London, 15 February 2014, 3-4pm
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Philip Smith, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, 1 May 2014, 7.30pm
O Fool, I Shall go Mad
and The Devil's Juke Box
www.kingsplace.co.uk

R Strauss
Nachtgang, Op. 29 No. 3
Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4
Das Schloss am Meere, TrV 191 (melodrama for speaker and piano)
Three Ophelia Songs, Op. 67
Rautavaara Three Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 14
James Francis Brown New work inspired by King Lear (world premiere)
Stephen Deazley / Martin Riley Faustus – a one-man Marlowe-inspired opera fantasy (London premiere)
Paganini Caprice No. 13 Devil's Laughter
Mussorgsky Song of the Flea
Tartini Devil's Trill Sonata
Robert Johnson Crossroad Blues
Piazzolla
Romance del Diablo
Vayamos al Diablo
Jeff Buckley arr. D Le Page Grace

Matthew Sharp, baritone, speaker, cello, voice, actor
Rebecca Sharp, soprano
David Le Page, violin (Faustus)
Dominic Harlan, piano
Clare Hammond, piano (New work)
David Gordon, piano, harpsichord (Faustus)
Ensemble Sound Collective | Tom Hammond conductor (New work)

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, 3 May 2014, 11am-12noon
When Yesterday we Met…

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Rebecca Sharp, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Sharp, baritone
Dominic Harlan, piano
www.kingsplace.co.uk

Opera North, Howard Assembly Room, 10 May 2014, 11.30- 1.30
La Boheme
Family Workshop, led by Dominic Harlan

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, 5 October 2014, TBC
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Paul Carey Jones, voice
Dominic Harlan, piano

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, 6-7 October 2014, TBC
Solitary Hotel
PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS

Glyndebourne, Lewes, Ebert Room, 11 October 2014, TBC
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Paul Carey Jones, voice
Dominic Harlan, piano

Wigmore Hall, 30 October 2014, TBC
Solitary Hotel

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan
Sarah Gabriel, soprano
Paul Carey Jones, voice
Dominic Harlan, piano

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