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Tom Higgins has established a reputation for conducting ‘lost’ or unjustly neglected works. Of operas seldom heard or are long-forgotten in the United Kingdom, he has recently conducted Menotti’s ‘The Consul’, Mascagni’s ‘L’amico Fritz’ and Bellini’s‘Beatrice di Tenda’.
In February 2004 he conducted Adolphe Adam’s ‘Si j’etais roi’ for Opera Omnibus – a work which has long-merited a revival in Britain.
Si j'etais roi
For the concert hall Tom Higginsrevived a movement from Sullivan’s ballet music to Thespis, one of the composer’s early operas which was thought lost. The music had been recently ‘discovered’ and this movement, edited by Tom Higgins, was included in several concerts conducted by him in Fairfield Halls, Croydon