Témi and Alex, who run Singing Holidays, met while both were studying singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
Témi has performed in numerous productions of note, including Garsington Opera’s production of Albert Herring (with subsequent CD recording conducted by Stuart Bedford) and Jonathan Miller’s production of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Témi is also a British Wheel yoga teacher and is a fluent Italian speaker who is experienced at organising events for both large and intimate groups.
Alex studied singing with Ellis Keeler & Benjamin Luxon, first as an undergraduate (where he was a Gold Medal Finalist) and then as a postgraduate on the GSMD Opera Course. Alex has performed in numerous productions, including Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, conducted by Rostropovich, and Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, led by William Christie. As well as teaching singing, Alex has produced and directed opera productions in the UK and Spain.
As well as being professional singers, Témi and Alex have run a UK Arts Council funded touring opera company called Opera 21 and a natural products business supplying retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic and Sainsbury’s.
Their unique background and experience are the essence of Singing Holidays. Their passions for people, good food, nature and the environment are combined with an intense drive to create holidays that develop their clients’ vocal and musical potential within a nurturing and inspirational setting.
Témi and Alex both live in Umbria, Italy.