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The Seckerson Tapes: Ailish Tynan on Radamisto

The Seckerson Tapes: Ailish Tynan on Radamisto

Young star of Alden's new production discusses playing a short, fat, bald man

Ailish Tynan: A pretty, five-foot bundle of fun with a songful Irish brogue is playing a short, fat, bald man in ENO's 'Radamisto'
Ailish Tynan plays a short, fat, bald man in David Alden's staging of Handel's Radamisto at ENO. It is, she says, an occupational hazard when venturing into the cross-gender world of 18th-century opera. That Tynan is one of our brightest young stars - a shining lyric soprano equally at home in the rarefied world of song as she is in opera - only adds to the somewhat surreal prospect of hearing that voice emanating from a grotesquely fat-suited body.

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