Zoë Brookshaw Bach where she belongs

Zoë Brookshaw singing Höchster, was ich habe with the OAE earlier this year

Soprano Zoë Brookshaw returns to King’s Place on October 4 to perform the solo Bach Cantata Ich bin vergnügt mit meinen Glück BWV 84 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Steven Devine directs.

Bach, the Universe and Everything but an audience

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.

Soprano Sherezade Panthaki joins CPM

Sherezade Panthaki Headshot 1 credit David FungWe are delighted to announce the representation of Indian soprano Sherezade Panthaki for Europe and Scandinavia.  Based in the US, Ms Panthaki has established an enviable reputation for her interpretations of the baroque masters. “ … with her exuberant virtuosity, her elegance and her powerful radiance Panthaki is a new, trailblazing type among the female singers of old music – she is a highly dramatic soprano of the Baroque, an “Isolde” in one of Handel’s oratorios. When she sings, it is not simply an aria, it is an event.” Hannoversche Allgemeine, 22 June 2019.

Hear Sherry singing Handel Ah Jealousy, thou Pelican from Handel Joseph and his Bretheren here and Du Gottes Ebenbild … Ach ja die Ketten und die Bande from Johann Ludwig Bach Trauermusik here.

Bejer and Llewellyn in Fairy Queen

Waterperry Fairy QueenDesigner Simon Bejer provides sets and costumes and Soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Tytania for Waterperry Opera’s The Fairy Queen directed by Ruth Mariner and conducted by William Cole. There are performances on July 26, 27 & 28th (m) in Oxfordshire.

He Wu tours China in Dream of the Red Chamber

He Wu - sopranoHe Wu takes the main soprano role of Daiyu in Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s Dream of the Red Chamber on tour in China conducted by Sheng. The work was commissioned by San Francisco Opera where the production by Stan Lai originated last season. The tour starts at the Poly Theater, Beijing on September 8 & 9 before being part of opening the Zaha Hadid-designed Meixihu International Culture and Arts Centre Grand Theatre in Changsha on September 15 & 16 with He’s final performance in Quintai Grand Theatre, Wuhan on September 23.

Rhiannon Llewellyn and Kate Howden in rare Salieri opera

Antonio_Salieri_painted_by_Joseph_Willibrord_MählerSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Contessa Bandiera and mezzo Kate Howden, Carlotta,  in Jeremy Gray’s production of Salieri The School of Jealousy for Bampton Classical Opera conducted by Anthony Kraus. There are performances on July 21 & 22 Bampton, Oxfordshire; August 23 – Westonbirt, Gloucestershire and September 12, St John’s Smith Square, London.