Archives / 2015 / April

World premiere recording of J. C. Pepusch’s Venus and Adonis (1715) this June for the wonderful Ramée label.

Thrilled to be singing the role of Venus in the world premiere recording of J. C. Pepusch’s Venus and Adonis (1715) with The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen and Pippa Hyde (Adonis) and Richard Edgar-Wilson (Mars) this June for the Ramée label. This is a two-act English masque in the Italian style that would be the model for Handel’s Acis and Galatea. The work culminates in a dramatic fury scene for Venus. The earliest English opera with a complete set of original performing parts, it was composed as showpiece for two of the biggest stars of the London stage in the early eighteenth century, Margherita de l’Epine and Jane Barbier.. More details to follow…

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

Early Opera Company in York

I’m delighted to join Christian Curnyn and The Early Opera Company in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (2nd Woman) and Charpentier’s Actéon (Aréthuse) at the York Early Music Festival on 5th July. An outstanding team of singers and musicians, this promises to be a wonderful evening.

York Early Music Festival

Agrippina – Iford

So pleased to return to Iford again this summer to play the evil Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina with Christopher Bucknall at the helm and Bruno Ravella directing. An amazing team of singers, musicians and creatives – can’t wait!

Iford Arts

Betrayal – I Fagiolini

So excited to join an extraordinary team of singers and dancers for I Fagiolini’s latest project, staging music by Gesualdo for the Barbican, the Salisbury Festival and in Cambridge, directed by John La Bouchardière who devised the project with the creative genius Robert Hollingworth as musical director. The story is top secret, but if music rehearsals are anything to go by, it’s going to be a fantastic show. London shows are almost sold out so book fast! Details below


London English Song Festival

Thrilled to be performing with William Vann in a recital of Vaughan Williams at 7.30pm on 9th Tuesday at St George’s Hanover Square. Do join us for an evening of beautiful music!

London English Song Festival

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Handel Festival – Arcadian Dream

Last week I was delighted to jump-in for the Handel Festival to join the wonderful Laurence Cummings, Susanna Fairbairn, Maria Valdmaa, Timothy Nelson, Andrew Skidmore and Elizabeth Kenny for a sublime evening of Handel’s most extraordinary cantatas for The Arcadian Dream. A beautiful evening of music-making with an amazing team, thank you!