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 - 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.

Dietrich Henschel, baritoneBaritone Dietrich Henschel brings his unique interpretation of Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn  to the Barbican on April 15. Collaborating with the  BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov in Detlev Glanert’s orchestration he will be both starring in Clara Pons’ film version as well as performing the song cycle on stage. More information about the project and tour here.

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion sings The Lover in the world première of Tansy Davies’ first opera Between Worlds in Deborah Warner’s production for English National Opera. Gerry Cornelius conducts. Performances at The Barbican, London are on April 11, 13, 15, 17,19, 21, 23 & 25.

Robert Howarth conducts Poppea

September 30, 2014

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 …]