"It's fascinating to see the detail of how you rehearse." Friends of Early Opera Company join us as we prepare for the Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater' at London Festival of Baroque Music. A few photos from the rehearsal room are here.
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.
“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