The English Concert baroque orchestra
Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Mary Bevan soprano
Tim Mead countertenor
Mary Bevan is the vocal adornment of the evening” The Guardian
Chamber orchestra The English Concert marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with an evening of lush arias and love duets from baroque operas inspired by his greatest works, including Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto.
Written for the superstars of the time, an astonishing range of emotional roles are contained within, from seduction and ambition to madness, betrayal and revenge.
Approximate running time: 90 minutes (with interval)
8.30pm – 9.00pm
A free post-concert Q&A with Mary Bevan and Tim Mead.
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Purcell Suite from The Fairy Queen
Handel Suite from Giulio Cesare
Sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter and Maecenas.