Singing Waiters - Les Maitre C's
We are classically trained, accomplished international performers dedicated to entertaining is a stylish and elegant manner. Our performances are crafted and always appreciated by connoisseurs of music - thus our name, Les Maîtres C's - top C's.
Imagine......one of the Maitre C's acts as a true Maitre d' making guests believe that they are in charge of all catering arrangements. During the course of the evening, it is announced that the chef is going to propose to one of the waitresses. The chef comes out the kitchen, approches the waitress on and bended knee, asks her to marry him. She say "yes!" and the two of them burst into a operatic love duet.....let the party begin!
If you are looking for classically trained international opera singers with a performance of the highest quality and entertainment, then look no further.....
We travel all over the world....our most recent performance was in Portofino in Italy at the venue where Wayne Rooney was married.
Tarsha Cole & Les Maitre C's
Who We AreWe are classically trained, accomplished international performers dedicated to entertaining is a stylish and elegant manner. Our performances are crafted and always appreciated by connoisseurs of music - thus our name, Les Maîtres C's - top C's.
What We Do
We have a wealth of ideas and programmes and we invariably produce bespoke programmes for each performance as each and client has a different requirement. The majority of our work is under the waiter / waitress format but any format is viable - simply let your imagination go!
We have delighted audiences at corporate dinners, award ceremonies, product launches, summer parties, Christmas parties, exclusive functions and weddings.
began her solo career at the English National Opera on an Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Music. Tarsha furthered her post graduate studies in opera with Graziella Scuitti at the Royal College of Music.
Tarsha has enjoyed a hugely successful international career for over 10 years, performing at most of the major worldwide venues, including the English National Opera, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Paris Chatelet, Glastonbury and Windsor Castle. Leading engagements have included the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana - the inaugural opening of Ho Chi Minh City Opera House - the Countess in Figaro for the Covent Garden Arts Festival and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Holland Park.
Tarsha works frequently as a freelancer with numerous respected ensembles such as London Voices, recording with such eminent artists as Roberta Alanga, Angela Giorghiu, Rene Fleming and Thomas Hampson. Tarsha is also involved in recording soundtracks for a large number of major films and televised advertisements such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and James Bond.
On the concert and oratorio platform, her most recent engagements include the Mozart Requiem with Sir David Willcocks CBE MC, performed in the Seychelles. Tarsha has also performed at Windsor Castle for Queen Elizabeth, in addition to previous performance for royalty, including the late Princess Diana. Most recently, Tarsha has undertaken a UK tour with Karl Jenkins.
studied music at Cambridge University, where she held choral and instrumental scholarships, and as a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music. Since leaving the Guildhall she has performed the roles of Mimi, Tatyana, Susanna (Nozze di Figaro), Violetta, Madame Butterfly, Manon Lescaut and Aida, working for companies including English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Kentish Opera, the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago (Italy), Opera en plein air (France), and Nuove Musiche (Belgium).
As an oratorio soloist she has worked with various choral societies throughout the UK, performing in works including Elijah, Bach's Magnificat, Judas Maccabeus, Carmina Burana, Brahms' Requiem and Rossini's Messe Solennelle. She was also the soprano soloist in the London premier of James MacMillan's Parthenogenesis, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Currently she is covering the role of Little Moon in Judith Weir's opera A Night at the Chinese Opera for Scottish Opera and performing the role of the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury for Kentish Opera.
began his musical education as a choral scholar at Llandaff Cathedral. He then studied at the G.S.M.D. and at The National Opera Studio. His many awards and scholorships included, The Ian Fleming Trust, The Leche Trust, John Wates Trust, The W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship, and The Ryan Davies Memorial Scholarship.
Mark has enjoyed a hugely successful international operatic career over the last 20 years performing at most of the major worldwide venues including the English National Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In addition to his operatic and concert performances, Mark has made many TV and radio broadcasts. Mark has also enjoyed a busy career in oratorio, appearing many times at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Mark has appeared regularly as guest artist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in their Summer Proms Concerts series; most recently Mark was guest artist for Katherine Jenkins on her British autumn tour.
Mark has sung for many dignitaries during his distinguished career, including HRH's, The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, George Bush senior, Boris Yeltsin, John Major, as well as many other renowned international politicians.
Sample Shows from Les Maîtres C's
One of the Maitre C's acts as a true Maitre d' making guests believe that they are in charge of all catering arrangements. During the course of the evening, it is announced that the chef is going to propose to one of the waitresses. The chef comes out the kitchen, approches the waitress on and bended knee, asks her to marry him. She say "yes!" and the two of them burst into a operatic love duet.
However, the Maitre d' is jealous and upset and a row ensues with a further aria about love lost. However, they do find a way to reconcile and all performers sing a rousing song to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of the waitress and chef...and then the party begins....
Les Maîtres C's begin the night by welcoming guests and helping to serve the food and drink. They blend in with the other real waiters and dress in the same outfits.
Then as the main course is served, one of the waiters goes on stage and announces that the band hasn't turned up. However, this is no cause for alarm as some of the waiters are prepared to help out. He then invites other waiters on to the stage and they burst into song.....
Most Recent Accolades
"I've had so many good comments about the wedding especially your performance. In fact I've never seen so many grown men cry as when Nessun Dorma was sung and I have to also say from my perspective a tear rendering performance of si mi chiamo Mimi, it was just fantastic."
"Just a quick note to say a big thank you once again for such a memorable operatic evening. It has been the topic of conversation ever since. Interestingly the event also had the added bonus of bringing parties together who didn't know each other at the beginning of the evening. They all then had a common topic of conversation. Thanks to all your team!"
"I would like to thank you for another really excellent and fun evening at Squerryes. The performers all gave their best and everyone enjoyed themselves.It was a memorable evening for all and I hope you all felt it went well. Do send them all my best wishes."
"A huge “ thank you ” for Tarsha's brilliant operatic performance, making our evening such a great success last Thursday. Hopefully, if I have the opportunity to organise any other events like this in the future, I will obviously be in contact again. In the meantime, I would not hesitate to recommend Tarsha to any business / personal contacts."
"Thank you for what you did at Helen and Liam's wedding — it was superb. All of the guests were completely taken in by the ruse and I have had thank you letters mentioning how much they enjoyed the performance and numerous verbal accolades. Can you thank Tarsha and
The guests were absolutely delighted and on behalf of everyone there I would like to thank you very much indeed for the splendid operatic show that Simone, Mark and Christopher gave us which we will remember for ever. Superb in every respect. Please pass on my thanks. I will call you again for next year! A thousand thanks for a wonderful event."