Everything you need to know about Purcell and Carissimi.Read More Double Trouble: Five Facts about Henry Purcell and Giacomo Carissimi
Director Seb Harcombe and Soprano Sky Ingram on their involvement in English Touring Opera’s upcoming production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, their careers, and their advice for budding artists. What is your role in the company? Sky Ingram: My role as part of the tour is performing the role of Queen Dido. Seb Harcombe: I […]Read More Behind the Scenes at Dido & Aeneas Rehearsals
What is Ground Bass? The ‘Ground Bass’, a short, very harmonically-driven phrase that is repeated, sometimes strictly, and sometimes with variation, while a melody is built over the top, has most likely been around since the dawn of music itself. The earliest surviving examples date to the 13th Century, but it reached its heyday in […]Read More Get A Good Grounding: The Importance of Ground Bass in Baroque Music
Five facts about George Frideric Handel, his music and legacy.Read More Get a Handle on Handel: Five Facts about George Frideric Handel
As a part of our Autumn 2018 touring season, we’ll be presenting the music of Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in our Triple Bill, under the title ‘I will not speak‘. Resident blogger, Alex Burns, introduces you to the man behind the music. 1. He was a murderer. Gesualdo found his wife of two years, […]Read More A Lasting Effect: What Should You Know About Carlo Gesualdo?