Hi folks !
Welcome to my new chat page, thought it would be a
fantastic opportunity to give everyone the chance to
message me on this page and to be able to update you
on my thoughts and news.
I wanted to start off by saying a big thank you to all those followers and fans who have already sent me messages,
I will always do my best to reply to as many as I can, so
be rest assured they do not get ignored, I read all of them !
So please feel free to message me with any questions or comments.
22nd Jan 2019
Hi everyone, thanks for all your lovely messages regarding my Daily Mail interview which was published this morning. (By Ruth Addicott)
Page 47 of the newspaper or view online
22nd May 2019
Recently I have received a number of questions enquiring about singing in different languages. I have been asked how many different languages I sing in. During my career I have sung in numerous languages, in the last couple of weeks I have given concerts in Spanish, French, German and Italian, fortunately not all during the same concert.
I also sing in Maltese and Latin, but over recent years I've also sung pieces in Serbian, although I haven't quite mastered the language as a whole yet !
Despite singing fluently in so many languages, I don't actually speak them, however I can get by a little, in Spanish which by the way, is also my favourite language to sing in !
21st March 2019
So far this year, one of my
favourite performances was
on Sunday 17th March
where I performed at the
famous Kolarac Concert
Hall in Belgrade in Serbia.
I gave a recital with
acclaimed concert pianist
Sanja Stefanovic; the
programme included songs by Schumann,
Berlioz and Britten and was well received by
the attentive audience.
I consider this venue
as one of my top list
concert halls in the
world to perform in, it
has amazing acoustics
and despite the large
size of the hall, it feels
intimate and very
personal, as such it is
of no surprise that some of the most famous classical artists in history have graced the stage.
This is the second time that
I have given a recital at this
concert hall, the first being
in 2017, it is a very special
venue and holds great
memories for me.
20th Dec 2018
Firstly I want to apologise for the delay in publishing my singing book 'I wish I could
sing', so many of you have asked me when it will be published. It's nearing completion and when it is released and on the shelves,
I will let all you know the date so you can go and buy your own copy or order it on-line.
The book was due to have been finished this year but yet again it's been such another busy year with performances and interviews both home and abroad. My most recent interview is due to be published nationally, so keep your eyes peeled and await the update !
Whilst I'm on the subject of books, I was also delighted to have been featured in the new Adam Feinstein book, 'Autism Works' and was honoured to attend the book launch in September in London.
2018 has been another crazy year, by the
way congratulations to everyone earlier this month on a great performance at the Sheldonian theatre in Oxford, I was the alto soloist in a sold-out performance of Saint- Sean's Christmas Oratorio, which was conducted by the wonderful Robert Secret;
if you don't know the piece then have a
listen, it is an amazing work.
Had a busy summer giving concerts with
world renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele- Perkins and pianist Leslie pearson, one of
the summer events was a concert held in the beautiful village of Shere, where we were delighted to be joined by the highly talented Classic FM presenter, soprano, Catherine Bott and her husband Stephen Henderson who is a highly recognised percussionist. He did us the honour of joining us in a few pieces; the day included a leisurely lunch in the soaring sun and heat of this year's wonderful summer; albeit the temperatures soared beyond what was comfortable !
More soon !
The latest concert was also
recorded. Click below for
highlights from the
Teresa Del Riego
Poulanc (Piano solo)
27th Feb 2019
I have received messages and questions enquiring as to what my favourite piece of music is that I enjoy singing. This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many amazing repertoires to mention, however I would have to say 'Sea Pictures' by Elgar. This is specifically written for the mezzo soprano voice and consists of 5 songs. I have performed it numerous times worldwide throughout my career with many different orchestras; you can hear me performing a couple of the songs with the National Symphony Orchestra of Bulgaria (audio section of my website or YouTube). I have also performed it many times with piano, which is equally enjoyable and have sung it with some wonderful pianists at many festivals including the Prague Spring Festival in the Czech Republic, Malta International Arts Festival and Oklahoma State Music Series in the USA.