- Caroline Kennedy
- Paola Cuffolo
- Alexander Simpson
- Nicholas Simpson
Paola Cuffolo and Nicholas Simpson founded Opera Lyrica in 2012 to give performance opportunities to musicians at the beginning of their careers. They are delighted to be collaborating with Opera Prelude to bring you a Handel concert-lecture, exploring the diversity of Handel’s repertoire (unlikely as this seems) and the history of how it has been performed. Featuring Caroline Kennedy (soprano), Paola Cuffolo (mezzo-soprano) and Alexander Simpson (countertenor), plus Nicholas Simpson accompanying on the harpsichord, the concert promises some vocal fireworks to get you in the Christmas spirit!
For more information about Opera Lyrica and their up-coming productions, including Mozart’s Così fan tutte in September 2014 and a double bill of Blow and Purcell’s Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas in November 2014, visit www.operalyrica.co.uk
Opera is for everyone whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado! You do not need to be an expert to enjoy these performance based-lectures. Of course, the more you know, the more there is to enjoy! With that in mind we aim to make each class informative, interactive and entertaining, offering singer’s insights illustrated with live performance and well known recordings. These lectures form the bridge across the footlights, bringing you nearer to opera singers and their diverse, enriching art form; increasing your knowledge and enjoyment of opera.
No previous qualifications are necessary to attend. The audience is not required to sing!
‘For anyone wanting a performer’s eye view of opera, Opera Prelude is ideal: lecture demonstrations by professional singers offering engaging insights on repertory and technique.’ (Country Life magazine)
- Concert Duration:
- 2 hours