Lyric and Dramatic Song from 17th century Italy
Susan Bickley: mezzo soprano
Mark Tucker: tenor
An evening to indulge the senses and the passions with music from the age of Monteverdi.
Some of the most exquisite dramatic moments from L’Orfeo, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria are enacted by renowned Anglo-Italian tenor Mark Tucker and Susan Bickley, winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award 2011. The programme also includes enthralling vocal gems by Monteverdi’s contemporaries, Peri, Caccini and Marco da Gagliano.
This concert features some of the world’s leading early music performers, who also teach in the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research, including Mark Tucker, Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo), Caroline Balding (violin), and David Roblou (harpsichord).
These stunning instrumentalists and vocalists join forces to provide a rich palate of colours and textures, presenting skill and musicianship of the highest order.
Pre-concert event at 6.30 pm
Director of CEMPR, Dr Mary O’Neill, hosts a celebration of the Power of Music as expressed in art, poetry, and music, with live performances by students of CEMPR in The Dome rehearsal room.
Tickets: £12, £9 concessions, £3 student
(Our tickets are sold through our partners,
Town Hall Symphony Hall)