Restoration with Brookshaw, Devine and the OAE

Soprano Zoë Brookshaw joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Steven Devine for a programme of music from the Restoration period which includes Purcell and Blow alongside Giovanni Battista Draghi and Louis Grabu. There are performances at King’s Place, London (October 13) as well as the Aula, Oslo University (October 17). Both artists will be back at King’s Place on October 31 for the latest installment in the OAE’s Bach the Universe and Everything series

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.

Robert Howarth conducts Dido ‘n’ Aeneas in Birmingham

Robert HowarthReturning to the company after previous collaborations with The return of Ulysses and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda conductor Robert Howarth directs Dido & Aeneas with Graham’s Vick’s Birmingham Opera Company for performances on March 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23 in Birmingham. There are two performances per evening at a ‘secret venue’.