Alice Coote Sings Phaedra - Britten Sinfonia

Alice Coote Sings Phaedra

London Cambridge
19 – 22 Nov 2012

Purcell

Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite

Purcell arr. Nico Muhly

Let the Night Perish (Job's Curse)

Purcell arr. Stokowski

Dido's Lament

Tippett

A Lament, from Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'

Handel

Selection of arias from Alcina

Britten

Prelude and Fugue

Purcell ed. Britten

Chacony in G minor

Tippett

Little Music

Britten

Phaedra*

Artists

Summary

Ahead of what would have been Benjamin Britten’s 99th birthday, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Alice Coote debuts with Britten Sinfonia in a celebration of Britten and beautiful English music for voice and strings. Coote also performs a selection of arias from Handel’s mystical baroque opera, Alcina. Providing a dramatic climax to the programme is one of Britten’s last works, his Handelian cantata Phaedra.

In Conversation – 6.30pm

Cambridge University’s John Hopkins and Kate Kennedy discuss Britten and his creative world.

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