Upcoming Concerts in 2020

 

Thursday 23rd January 2020, 7.30pm

French Affair – Purcell & Blow

Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Christopher Lowrey countertenor
Nick Pritchard tenor

Purcell Arise my muse; I was glad when they said unto me

Lully Dixit Dominus

Humfrey Like as the hart

Cassandra Miller Sleepsinging (world premiere)
Purcell My beloved spake
Charpentier Le reniement de St Pierre
Blow An ode on the death of Henry Purcell
Rameau Laboravi clamans; Les Indes galantes (Tendre amour)

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Sunday 17th May 2020, 7.00pm

St John’s Smith Square (part of London Festival of Baroque Music)

Handel Ariodante

Polly Leech Ariodante
Nardus Williams Ginevra
Alexandra Oomens Dalinda
James Platt Il re di Scozia
Nicholas Tamagna Polinesso
Christopher Turner Lurcanio

Orlando, Alcina and Ariondante all have librettos taken from Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and it has been our pleasure to present these three marvellous operas over three years at London Festival of Baroque Music. Ariodante completes the trio and with an exceptional cast of ‘next generation’ Handelians La Nuova Musica is very excited to present the opera, in its near complete form, only omitting the dances. Unlike Orlando and Alcina, there is little cross-dressing and few endless plot mascinations, so the story is surprisingly easy to follow. That said, you can expect Handel’s typical characterisations, fantastic melodies and dazzling vocal displays equal to the finest in his operatic cannon.

“..the players of La Nuova Musica and conductor David Bates favour elegance and warmth while pulling out the stops at moments of high drama.” THE STAGE on Alcina

“The balance, sensitivity and attention to detail were frequently staggering, and the various solo instruments cut through the air with spellbinding precision.” MUSICOMH.COM on Orlando

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