Circa.org.au acrobatsConductor Natalie Murray Beale and mezzo Kate Howden take to the road again with Il Ritorno Circa Contemporary Circus’s hugely successful production based on Monteverdi Il Ritorno d’Ulisse. They tour to California for performances on January 23 – Musco Center for the Arts, Orange County, January 26 – Mondavi Arts Center, UC Davis and February 4 – Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Robert Howarth on Broadway

December 16, 2017

Robert HowarthConductor Robert Howarth makes his Broadway début as Musical Director of Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance and Iestyn Davies at the Belasco Theater, New York. The play by Claire van Kampen about King Philip V’s relationship with the celebrated castrato was critically acclaimed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Duke of York’s Theatre in London. The production opens on December 17 and there are performances until March 25, 2018.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth directs Purcell King Arthur with singers from the Advanced Baroque Opera Course at Dartington on August 10. The work is semi-staged by Richard Williams and follows a performance of Great Baroque Sonatas he leads on August 5.

Kraemer directs Cavalli

August 3, 2017

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer directs the young artists of Opera Neo for a production of Cavalli Giasone. The performances of David Radames Toro’s production are on August 4 and 6 at the Pallisades Presbyterian Church, San Diego.

Natalie Murray Beale - conductor - ©Karen Almond 4 hi resWe are delighted to welcome conductor Natalie Murray Beale for General Management and worldwide representation. Australian-Born but UK-based, Murray Beale recently made a critically-acclaimed German Opera début at Theater Bonn with John Adams The Gospel according to the Other Mary directed by Peter Sellars.  “… musically the performance is impressive. The Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale  brought out the many stylistic facets and colours of the score in both the choir and orchestra.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 

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.

Robert Howarth, conductorVivica Genaux will be replacing Iestyn Davies when Robert Howarth conducts Handel and Bach with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra with Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao today and tomorrow.

 

Season’s Greetings

December 13, 2016

Enjoy something seasonal with Nicholas Kraemer and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor“There is no finer Haydn conductor before the public and Kraemer, likewise, infused Handel’s music with a delightful lilt and infectious energy  … Leading stylishly from the harpsichord, Kraemer elicited a performance with a consistent, engaging smile much like the ebullient English conductor himself” Chicago Classical Review.  “The brisk British maestro happens to be one of today’s most respectable Handel interpreters … His Handelfest at Symphony Center on Thursday night was another reminder that he can be as lively and stylistically savvy when playing baroque music with modern symphony orchestras as he is with period-instrument ensembles.” Chicago Tribune

Robert HowarthConductor Robert Howarth makes his debut appearance with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra  conducting Messiah. Rob is joined by soloists Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John-Mark Ainsley and Matthew Brook for performances at the DR Konserthuset, Copenhagen on December 2 and 3.