We are thrilled to announce that Classic FM have interviewed David Bates for their website in the run up to our St John's Smith Square Concert of Acis and Galatea…
La Nuova Musica are delighted to announce an exciting sensual collaboration with Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays who will scent our performance of Acis and Galatea at St John’s Smith Square on 2 November 2015.
Sarah has created three scents: Galatea, Acis and Polyphemus and shared with us the inspiration behind her creations:
“A few years ago I read about the way early music was scented and wanted to give it a try, bearing in mind that people’s exposure to smell has changed completely over the last 150 years.
In Handel’s time scents abounded – from animals, lack of public hygiene, both personal and civic, and from expensive perfumes used by wealthy individuals and establishments, including the church.
An opera would have been intensely scented, both accidentally and on purpose.
Posies drowned out the stench of the street; dried flowers and incense created a suitable atmosphere, the wealthy powdered their hair and clothes with costly iris root, and kept deterred fleas and moths with patchouli. (more…)
Following its highly celebrated hall debut last season in Conti’s ‘L’Issipile’, LNM will return to Wigmore Hall in 2015/16 with two concerts.
On Nov 30, we team up with one of the most celebrated countertenors of today, Bejun Mehta, in an aria programme of works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel et al.On Dec 14, we will present Antonio Cesti’s 17th Century opera ‘Orontea‘, which we performed last summer at the Innsbrucker Festwochen. (more…)
LNM is very proud to return to the Spitalfields Festival this summer as Associated Artists, presenting Handel's 'Israel in Egypt' on June 4, Couperin's 'Leçons Des Ténèbres' (with Lucy Crowe…
LNM recently had the honour of performing Francesco Bartolomeo Conti's opera L'Issipile at Wigmore Hall. You can read the critical response to the concert here.
http://vimeo.com/74885974 We're delighted to present this short documentary about LNM, which was filmed during our rehearsals and performance of Handel's Il Trionfo del Tempo at the London Handel Festival last…