The Dragon of Wantley, the most popular operatic production of the entire 18th century in England, enjoyed a 45-year run. Lampe deftly lampoons the excesses of Handelian opera in this hilarious farce of 1736. This all-new production is led by BEMF’s GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and acclaimed Stage Director Gilbert Blin.
“The concluding ‘Shrovetide Fair’ was a dramatic and theatrical episode, with Li’s hands sweeping across the keyboard and darting from note to note with impressive accuracy and power. The audience was enthusiastic, greeting one particularly virtuosic movement of the Schumann with a burst of applause and giving Li repeated standing ovations.”
South Florida Classical Review
The Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, Canada, North America and Australia.