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.
We 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.
He 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.
Soprano 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.