Night at the Opera: Lydia Jane Haynes in Concert | Karachi

Night at the Opera: Lydia Jane Haynes in Concert | Karachi

Saturday 20th April 19:00 20:30

Join us for a unique musical experience at the library and get a chance to meet the brilliant artists!

About the event

We’re thrilled to be hosting a brilliant young star of the UK opera world, Lydia Jane Haynes, for a night of opera and song at the Karachi library! Lydia will sing a repertoire ranging from Mozart Opera Arias to Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, accompanied on the piano by acclaimed Pakistani classical pianist, Asad Anees.

Be sure to join us for this unique musical experience and stick around after the performance for a chance to meet the artists over some light snacks and drinks!


Lydia Jane Haynes is a young Mezzo Soprano from London. Lydia has performed as a soloist across the UK and in Europe as a singer of both Jazz and Classical repertoire, and she was recently awarded a full scholarship to study a Masters in Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Lydia was the featured soloist for the nationwide CLIC Sargent Music tour that involved her performing in The Royal Albert Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, and Exeter Cathedral. A soloist whose repertoire spans from Bach to Berio, Lydia was awarded a place on the Glyndebourne Academy programme 2017 for young emerging singers. She is thrilled to be performing at the British Council in Karachi.

Dr. Asad Anees, a classical virtuoso pianist, began to learn the piano at the age of six, with his father as his mentor. After having completed his ATCL Piano diploma, he is now a formally qualified pianist from the Trinity College London. He made his debut when he was twelve years old, and thereafter he has given dozens of piano recitals in different places of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, and has been a part of the Lahore Faiz Festivals for the last few years. He also had the privilege to take piano master classes in the State University of New York from Prof. Garry Busch.

Internationally, he's performed in the US and Dubai several times, among them the highlight was his solo piano recital in Carenegie Hall, New York City.

This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 13 and above.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

To register, click here. If you face any difficulty registering for this event, please write to us at: librarykhi@britishcouncil.org.pk

Registration fee (payable at the door): PKR 400 for library members; PKR 600 for non-members..

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.

At the time of visit, participants and accompanying adults MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership card.

Location: British Council Karachi Library

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Free valet parking will be available on the day.

Registration will close on Friday, 19 April 2019 at 3:00 PM.


Open to the public