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Derek Carden
Derek Carden ~ Music Director & Conductor Derek started his musical career as a cathedral chorister (Rochester), then reading music at Nottingham University, and the London Opera Centre. He has had a career of conducting, répétiteuring, accompanying, teaching, specialising in opera, and church music. Derek has conducted over fifty operas from the standard repertoire, as well as many rare works. He has appeared throughout the UK, and abroad, recording a CD of orchestral music with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and a series of concerts nationwide with Sir Patrick Moore. Derek also appears with the Three British Tenors. In recent seasons he has conducted Tosca; Der Schauspieldirektor; and Simon Boccanegra for Opera UK. He has also conducted Verdi’s Falstaff and Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel this season, and a musical, Reefer Madness in Crested Butte, Colorado. Future plans include Sondheim’s Into the Woods and il Trovatore with Opera London at the Camden Fringe.
Conductor: Derek Carden
Ensemble: Opera London
Presenter: Opera London
Festival: Camden Fringe
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