Thursday 12 March 2020 7:30PM

Early Opera Company; Christian Curnyn director

Locke and Blow

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  • Early Opera Company
  • Christian Curnyn director
  • Anna Dennis soprano (as Venus)
  • Keri Fuge soprano (as Cupid)
  • Benjamin Appl baritone (as Adonis)

A delightful reminder that stage masques thrived at the Cromwellian court, Cupid and Death reveals Matthew Locke as the father of English Opera. Venus and Adonis, John Blow’s exquisite ‘masque for the entertainment of the king’, ranks as one of the most entertaining and heartbreaking works in the English language.

  • Matthew Locke (c.1621-1677)
        • Selections from Cupid and Death
  • Interval
  • John Blow (1648-1708)
        • Venus and Adonis

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