In the latest of the acclaimed Bach cantata series Steven Devine directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment from an empty King’s Place, London with a programme including BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot. He is joined by Rising Stars of the Enlightenment mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallet singing the aria Seinem Schöpfer noch auf Erden and soprano Zoë Brookshaw singing Höchster, was ich habe. Devine also plays and directs works by Pachelbel and Telemann.

SP-holding-screen-copy-1250x825Steven Devine directs and Bethany Horak-Hallet is alto soloist for Bach cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, the latest installment of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Bach, the Universe and Everything series. Join them online on Sunday May 10 at 11:30 BST at https://oae.co.uk/bach-the-universe-and-everything-schrodingers-pandemic/. As always in this series,a thought-provoking scientific topic will be explored as part the programme.

 

 

 

Bethany Horak-Hallett mezz-soprano & hospital porterRecently recovered from Covid-19 herself mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallett has replaced a cancelled Glyndebourne engagement by donning scrubs and appearing as a hospital porter at the temporary Nightingale Hospital, London. Let’s hope she won’t need to be playing the new role for too long.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanAt the Ojai Festival, California, mezzo Kate Howden sings Mark Anthony Turnage Twice through the Heart with Ludwig conducted by Edo Frenkel on June 6 and Stravinsky Pulcinella on June 9 with the ensemble and Barbara Hannigan conducting. They reprise the Stravinsky at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 22.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden sings Gypsy Songs by Stephen Dodgson on Chamber Music Volume 4 to be released on March 15 by Toccata Classics. Listen here.  Later this season Kate takes the title role of Dodgson’s opera Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart to be performed and recorded at Snape Maltings on July 5.

Aldeburgh Festival 2019Just announced is the Aldeburgh Festival programme for June 2019 which will feature tenor Samuel Boden and mezzo Kate Howden. Samuel sings the central role of the Narrator in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun as well as Britten Canticle III Still falls the rain. Kate joins The Ludwig Orchestra and Barbara Hannigan for Stravinsky Pulcinella .

 

 

 

 

Kate Howden Scandi début

December 6, 2018

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanAs part of the Equilibrium Young Artists initiative mezzo Kate Howden appears with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan conducting. She sings Baba the Turk in Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress with performances on December 12, 14 & 15 (m).

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden will create the role of Marcolfo in The cloak and dagger affair by Edward Lambert at the Tête-à-tête Festival, London on August 8. Based on the play Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín by Federico Garcia Lorca, Thomas Payne conducts the production by Jared Gavin.

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedMezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė returns to Opera Holland Park, London singing Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos on July 17, 19, 21, 25 & 27.  The co-production with Scottish Opera is directed and designed by Anthony McDonald and Brad Cohen conducts.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo soprano Kate Howden will join the inaugural cohort of Equilibrium Young Artists following extensive world-wide auditions. The Equilibrium initiative was launched by Barbara Hannigan to mentor young professional musicians in the first phase of their career and to provide performance opportunities in Europe and North America, amongst which Kate will sing Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannigan.