Looking back over rehearsal photos taken at St John's Smith Square by Claire Shovelton (www.chansonette.co.uk)
We asked mezzo-soprano Anna Stephany (Serse) and counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap (Arsamene) to pick their favourite arias from Handel's tragicomic opera 'Serse'. Which are your magical moments from this opera?
From initial hearing in a radio broadcast to imminent performance in this opulent setting, Christian Curnyn has been on a long journey with Serse.
Counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap puts us in the mood for Handel 'Serse' next month
Mezzo-soprano Anna Stephany talks about her role as the Persian king Serse - proud, pompous but also hugely likeable.
Andrew Griffiths will guest direct Early Opera Company next week at Wigmore Hall in a concert performance of Handel La Resurrezione as Christian Curnyn is unwell. Written at the culmination of the young Handel’s years of study in Italy, the oratorio is one of his most vibrant and moving works. With virtuoso arias, heart-breaking laments, [...]
Last Friday we welcomed star soprano Sophie Bevan to the stage at St John's Smith Square for what has been described as a 'veritable whirlwind of instrumental and vocal fireworks'.
“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.” The Spectator, November 2015
It's now just over a month to go until we return to St John's Smith Square for what promises to be a thrilling melting pot of orchestral favourites.
Brothers play out their destiny in this bold and passionate French baroque opera