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

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