Brought to life in this dramatic selection of music inspired by Greek mythology, spanning moods as well as centuries as we sweep from heaven-sent arias to heart-breaking laments.
Christine Rice is one of today’s leading mezzo-sopranos, praised for her versatile, powerful, beautiful voice. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, her career soared after being recognised by Royal Opera House director Antonio Pappano, and she is now in demand at prestigious venues and festivals across the world.
“the seemingly endless depth and richness of [Rice’s] voice with its flawless upper register… a performance which is unlikely to be surpassed in the operatic world this year”
Stravinsky - Apollon musagète (1927–28) (first part)
Haydn - Arianna a Naxos
Purcell - Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens
Berlioz - ‘Les Grecs ont disparu … Malheureux roi!’ (Cassandre’s aria) from Les Troyens
Purcell - Overture to Dido and Aeneas
Berlioz - ‘Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir! … Adieu, fière cité’ (Didon’s aria) from Les Troyens
Purcell - Fantasia upon one note
Purcell - ‘Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth’ (Dido’s Lament) from Dido and Aeneas - Stravinsky
Apollon musagète (concluded)
Mezzo-soprano Christine Rice
Guest director Matthew Truscott
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