Steven Devine live stream with the AAM

Steve Devine, director and harpsichord, joins members of the Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Čičić, violin and mezzo Helen Charlston for a programme of Strozzi, Monteverdi and Dario Castello. The event will be live-streamed on April 14 from West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge at 19:30 BST and is available for 48 hours afterwards. Full details here.

Bethany Horak-Hallett’s Cupid eloquent, charming and delicious

Mezzo soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett has received glowing reviews for her recording of Cupid in John Eccles’ Semele with the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Julian Perkins: … Bethany Horak-Hallett makes such an eloquent Cupid that I only wish this god of love had flown into view more often. The Times; With Bethany Horak-Hallett a deliciously light Cupid … this is a cast without flaw. Opera Now; … Bethany Horak-Hallet is charming in Cupid’s short scene. Planet Hughill

Robert Howarth’s ‘inspiring’ Agrippina

“The Academy of Ancient Music played brilliantly for Robert Howarth – what an unassuming, devoted musician he is, and what glorious performances he inspires.” MusicOMH. Walter Sutcliffe’s production of Agrippina from the 2018 Grange Festival will be available to view from Sunday May 24 at https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/streaming/

Robert Howarth with the AAM in London and Gloucester

Robert HowarthHaving previously directed Poppea with the group Conductor Robert Howarth leads performances of the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with the Academy of Ancient Music on June 23 at The Barbican, London and July 14 in Gloucester Cathedral as part of The Cheltenham Festival. At the Dartington Summer School he directs a programme of Great Baroque Sonatas on August 5 and Purcell King Arthur on August 10.

John Lattimore and the Academy of Ancient Music

John Lattimore - countertenorCountertenor John Lattimore has several projects with the Academy of Ancient Music this Autumn: He sings Pisandro Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria on September 29  in a staging by Alexander Oliver and Timothy Nelson under Richard Egarr at The Barbican, London as well as Nutrice L’Incoronazione di Poppea on November 5 at La Scuola Grande di Rocco, Venice with Robert Howarth directing. John will take part in the Sound Unbound weekend at The Barbican with the AAM singing Purcell Come ye sons of art on November 1.

Robert Howarth conducts Poppea

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth will replace Richard Egarr for the Academy of Ancient Music’s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at The Barbican, London on October 4. Directing Alexander Oliver’s semi-Staging, Howarth will be joined by a stellar cast including Lynne Dawson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Marina de Liso (Ottavia), Iestyn Davies (Ottone) and Matthew Rose (Seneca).[More …]

Helen-Janes Howells on ‘In tune’

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 043 - Hi resHelen-Jane Howells will be Sean Rafferty’s guest live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘ In Tune’ tomorrow evening previewing her performance or Charpentier’s Te Deum with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and the Academy of Ancient Music on Saturday, March 30.

New signing

We are delighted to announce the addition of soprano Helen-Jane  Howells to our list. Following successful performances as Eve in Jonathan Kent’s production of  The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique and Caen, Helen-Jane will tour with the show to Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later in March. Her other projects include appearances with The Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium before returning to Glyndebourne as Amor L’Incoronazione di Poppea for their autumn tour. More …