News from The De Costa Academy

April 2017 // New CD of Songs from the Shows

Michael De Costa and Andrea Campbell-Mapplebeck's have a new CD of songs and duets from popular musicals for sale. Copies of the CD cost 10 pounds and are available from the De Costa Academy.

April 2017 // Freya Green

Congratulations to Freya Green on completing a successful production and tour of Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel with Opera North. Freya is a member of the Company's children's chorus.

February 2017 // With a Song In My Heart

The De Costa Academy are proud to announce that the next concert featuring students and staff of the academy will be held in St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel in York, on Saturday 8th April at 7:30 pm. The concert has a theme of "music to welcome the spring". Tickets are available on the door.

April 2015 // Steven Jobson

A talented student of Michael's has lots to look forward to this coming year and next. Steven Jobson will be taking part in the De Costa Academy's summer concert Summer Spectacular at the Guild Hall in York, he is also going to be part of the Bev Jones Tribute Concert in July this year.

Steven has also been cast the part of Shufflenecker in Penny Millionaire which is due to commence in January 2016. And last but not least (for the moment!!) he has also been cast as Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde.

It's going to be a busy few months for Steven!! Michael would like to say a huge congratulations to Steven for all his achievements.

April 2015 // Holly Smith

Holly has recently finished as her part in the Hairspray production at the Grand Opera House in York. She has also played Eponine in Les Miserables earlier this year. Later this year and is due to take the female lead roll of Rosie in Dog Fight with Pick Me Up Theatre.

Plus, Holly is also playing Wednesday Adams in the Grand Opera House production of the Adams Family and has just been accepted into the National Youth Theatre!

The De Costa Academy is proud to have Holly as one of their students, and Micheal would like to say congratulations to her.

April 2015 // James Gaughan

james gaughan baritone and operatic class winner

Michael De Costa would like to offer a huge congratulations to James Gaughan for winning the Oratorio Class at the Cottingham Music Festival, and also for his double win of the Baritone Class and the Operatic Class in the Grahtham Music Festival this year.

What an achievement!

The De Costa Academy is very proud that James is one of their students.

April 2015 // Simon Trow

Between 2014 and 2015, Simon Trow has been our busiest pupil appearing in the most shows! Michael would like to congratulate Simon on his excellent work on the Bev Jones Tribute Concert, his casting in Penny Millionaire, and also for his appearance in the next De Costa Academy's summer concert Summer Spectacular at the Guild Hall York in June 2015. Well done Simon!

April 2015 // Rachel Kandola

Michael would like to congratulate Rachel who will be appearing in the upcoming production of Jekyll and Hyde!

April 2015 // Lucy Simeson

Michael would like congratulate Lucy who accepted the roll of Frederica in A Little Night Music at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York. jrtheatre.co.uk. Lucy was also cast in the lead roll of Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls. Well done Lucy!

April 2015 // Holly Lamb

Holly Lamb will be appearing in the De Costa Academy's summer concert Summer Spectacular at the Guild Hall, York on 27th June 2015. Recently, Holly has played Florinda in Into the Woods and Doreen in Hairspray both of which were at the Grand Opera House in York. Micheal would like offer his congratulations to Holly on all her achievements.

April 2015 // Lee Patterson

Congratulations to Lee Patterson for being accepted in York Light Opera! Lee will also be appearing in the Bev Jones Tribute Concert in June and Penny Millionaire! We look forward to seeing you shine Lee.

April 2015 // Freya Green

freya green

Again!! Freya is in the De Costa Academy news! Micheal is so proud of Freya's recent achievements. Freya has recently been cast as the daughter in Penny Millionaire, she has recently played the Child in George Orwell's 1984 at the York Theatre Royal, and will be appearing in the Bev Jones Tribute Concert in June. Congratulations Freya!

April 2015 // Nick Sephton

The recent York Commemoration Events for King Richard III, involved a few of The De Costa Academy's students. Michael would like to offer his congratulations to Nick Sephton for being part of it.

April 2015 // Sara Munday

The De Costa Academy would like to congratulate Sara for her work with the Chapter House Choir at York Minster and also for her recent involvement in the York Commemoration Events for King Richard III. Michael is very proud that Sara is a student of the Academy.

April 2015 // Jo Wragg

Michael would like to say congratulations Jo for being cast in Jekyll and Hyde! Jo will also be appearing the De Costa Academy's summer concert Summer Spectacular at the Guild Hall in York in June 2015.

April 2015 // Malcolm Poole

Not only will Malcolm be appearing the De Costa Academy's summer concert Summer Spectacular at the Guild Hall in York, but he too will be joining the cast of Jekyll and Hyde! Michael is very proud and would like pass on his congratulations.

April 2015 // Cathy Attkin

Congratulations to Cathy from Michael de Costa in your role in the upcoming production of Godspell with York Light Opera.

March 2015 // York Light Opera - South Pacific

Michael would like to say a huge congratulations to Rosie Rowley and Scott Concalvez who are playing Bloody Mary and Lt. Cable in the recent York Light Opera production of South Pacific.

Micheal would also like to congratulate the York Light Opera on their splendid production. Songs include Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothin' Like a Dame, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair and Honey Bun.

www.yorklight.com

April 2014 // Evening in Musical Theatre Land

Michael would like to say a huge congratulations to all his students and musical stars from The De Costa Academy on their recent 'Evening in Musical Theatre Land' at the Guild Hall. It was a wonderful evening.

February 2014 // Grant Urquart

Michael would like to say congratulations to Grant Urquart who has been accepted at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts - Britain's and the world's oldest theatre arts training school.

February 2014 // Alexandra Cranfield & Caroline Carfrae

Alexandra Cranfield & Caroline Carfrae

Accompanied by David Hammond, Alexandra Cranfield and Caroline Carfrae are presenting An
Enchanted Evening
at The Old School House, Leyburn On March 1st 2014 at 7.30pm.

The evening promises; Old English Folk Songs, Opera,
and selections from Popular Musicals with Incantare.

Tickets £7.50
Bookable in advance from the Box Office
Tel: 01969 624510
E-mail: admin@oldschoolhouseleyburn.com

Michael would like congratulate Alexandra and Caroline and wish them all the best for their Enchanted Evening.

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February 2014 // Freya Green

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freya green in la boheme

Yet again, Freya Green is in the De Costa Academy news! Freya's fantastic news is that she has recently accepted a roll in Opera North's La Boheme. Freya will be playing one of the children in this production. We are truly overwhelmed for you Freya! Such a wonderful young talent, we are very proud to be working with you.

www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/la-boheme

December 2013 // Megan Forgan

Megan has accepted the lead roll of Cosette in Les Miserables for Stage Door Productions. Congratulations Megan!

December 2013 // Grant Urquart

Congratulations to Grant Urquart who has accepted the roll of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables for Stage Door Productions.

December 2013 // Holly Lamb

Michael would like congratulate Holly who has recently accepted the roll of Madame Giry in Phantom of the Opera for York Stage Musicals.

December 2013 // Shelia Stokes White

Michael would like to welcome back Shelia Stokes White, now of Newcastle, who studied with Michael for 4 years (1990 - 1994). Shelia has enjoyed a successful career so far and now wants to re-study. Welcome back Shelia!

December 2013 // Kylie Bradburn

Kylie, who studied with Michael in the past for 3 years before leaving for Australia to start a career, returned to the UK this week to organise a series of concerts, and dropped in to see Michael for a lesson and to arrange some more lessons when she returns. It was lovely to see Kylie, and hear her Mezzo Soprano voice. We look forward to her return.

October 2013 // Freya Green

freya green

Michael would like to congratulate Freya Green (aged 8) on her acceptance with the Opera North Junior Choir.

www.operanorth.co.uk

October 2013 // Megan Forgan

Michael would like to wish good luck to Megan Forgan and Holly Lamb in their forthcoming production of Greece with the York Stage Musicals Company.

www.yorkstagemusicals.co.uk

October 2013 // Harriet Forgan

Michael would like to congratulate Harriet Forgan on her successful entry to Theatre College - "Well done Harriet!".

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