Thursday 14 July 6.30pm Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York Reserved seating: £28.00 (concessions £25.00, students £5.00) Booking Fee: There is a £1.50 transaction fee per booking
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Elizabeth Kenny music director Dickon Tyrrell stage director / actor
Augusta Hebbert soprano Samuel Boden tenor Josep-Ramon Olivé bass Joe Manley & Daniel Blaze trebles
Alison Bury violin Oliver Wilson viola Richard Tunnicliffe cello / gamba Liz Kenny theorbo
The Tempest A ‘dramatick opera’ Dryden-Davenant original abridged and conceived for semi-staging by Caroline Williams
Not the celebrated work of William Shakespeare, but a ‘dramatick opera’, a bastardised version from 1674 re-worked for maximum appeal to Restoration audiences! Leading composers such as Matthew Locke provided new music, while spectacular sets and pint-sized devils stole the show to the extent that Shakespeare’s original remained a rarity until well into the 19th century. Following performances in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015, this fascinating score is brought to York and enhanced by dramatic interludes from the play.