Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place
Series: City University London Concert Series
ProgrammeHolst - The Wandering Scholar
New art songs orchestrations by Patrick Brennan, Danyal Dhondy, Alan-Fleming Baird, Michael Shearer and Alasdair Spratt.
Caldera/ Brennan - Sebben Crudele (Soprano)
Purcell/ Dhondy - What Power Art Thou from King Arthur (Bass)
Britten/ Fleming-Baird - Selections from Cabaret (Soprano)
Brahms/ Spratt - Ich wandte mich from Vier Ernste Gesange (Tenor)
Head/ Shearer - The Esturay (Baritone)
Alison - Aimeé Toshney Louis - Rich Moore
Pierre - Ezra Williams Father Philippe - Dionysios Kyropoulos
Conductor: Justin Fung Orchestra: Orchestra of Opéra les Fauves
Director: Tyrrell Jones Designs: Hannah Spearing Movement: Depi Mavropoulou
A simple farmer's house wife finds freedom while her husband is in the fields. Priests and scholars abundant, she has plenty to choose from. Opéra Les Fauves present a bawdy re imagining of this little known opera by Gustav Holst, arranged by Benjamin Britten. Based on one of the tales from Helen Waddell's The Wandering Scholars, this mischievous 13th century tale of lust, desire and almond cake is re imagined in the 1960's, an era of sexual liberation. This oestrogen dripping production is excellent with a pint.