Ulverston International Music Festival present:          English Touring Opera, November 2018

English Touring Opera return to Ulverston in November 2018 to present two exciting productions of Baroque opera and music.
 
Radamisto - Handel
Tuesday 6th November 2018, fully staged

Radamisto tells a dramatic story of a royal family in Armenia, locked in mortal conflict. Thematically, it champions faithfulness and married love, but it also has a fine gallery of moral depravity and intolerance. This was Handel's first opera for the Royal Academy, and was an enormous success with London audiences at its premiere in 1720.

 
Peter Whelan - Conductor
James Conway - Director 

Coronation Hall
Duration: 2hrs 50mins (including interval)
Ticket prices: £20, £25, £30, £35 (Students & U18s £10)

 

 
Baroque Triple Bill - Purcell, Carrimissi, Gesualdo
Wednesday 7th November 2018, concert perfomance
 
This triple bill features works by Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo. Best known is Dido and Aeneas  “Remember me!” the abandoned Dido calls, and in Henry Purcell’s melody she will be remembered forever. 

The priest-composer Giacomo Carissimi made a series of short musical dramas for his Roman audience, depicting scenes from the Bible in which humans wrestle with God. One of the finest is Jonas, or Jonah, which depicts the story of Jonah and the whale. 

 The third part of the evening showcases music of the prince-murderer-composer Carlo Gesualdo. Tortured by his mortal love affairs and by his intense love for an absent God, Gesualdo was a striking original. Eight singers and eight players will perform some of his most intense madrigals in a landscape of shadows and candle-light. You will not have heard anything like this before

Jonathan Peter Kenny - Conductor
Seb Harcombe - Director (Dido)  
Bernadette Iglich - Director (Jonas)
 
Coronation Hall
Duration: 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Ticket prices: £16, £19, £22, (Students & U18s £5)
 
General booking opens Monday 25th June 2018
 
Coronation Hall Box Office, County Square, Ulverston LA12 7LZ 

Tel 01229 587140 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

**Sung in English with surtitles

PLUS 20% TRIPLE BILL DISCOUNT on any seat (except Student/U18s) when bought together with a seat for the Purcell/Carissimi/Gesualdo Triple Bill through the box office only (not available online).