Soprano Victoria on song at arts festival

Soprano Victoria Goulden
Soprano Victoria Goulden
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A TALENTED singer from one of the borough’s leading music groups picked up an incredible haul of four prizes at a major regional arts festival.

Soprano Victoria Goulden, who starred in The Three Towns Operatic Society’s production of classic operetta The Pirates of Penzance, swept the boards at the recent Southport Music and Drama Festival.

Victoria won first prize in the operetta class singing The Waltz Song from Tom Jones and the opera class for her rendition of Batti Batti from Don Giovanni by Mozart.

She also picked up runners-up awards at the festival held at Meols Cop High School in the Gilbert and Sullivan class and vocal solo category.

Music fans in the borough got their chance to hear the song which won her the operetta class when she performed it at the Three Towns’ two concerts at The Rose Centre in Lowton last week.

Following her appearance in the classic Savoy opera as Major-General Stanley’s daughter Mabel Victoria will return to the stage next year in the society’s next production Waltzes from Vienna.

The show, in which she plays Lina, the daughter of a pastry cook, features music by the famous waltz kings Johann Strauss the Elder and Younger and will be staged at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh next May.

Trained at the Arden School of Acting in Manchester, Victoria has become a key member of the Three Towns society and has taken on a string of major roles in its acclaimed productions.

To find out more about the society, visit www.threetowns.net