Britten Pears Arts unveils January to May 2023 season

Britten Pears Arts has announced its lineup for the coming months. The company will present a wide range of musical activities, including fan-favorite operas as well as new operas, premieres, headliners, orchestral concerts, educational programs, and more.

This article will only feature voice-related events.

From January to April, the Britten Pears Young Artist program will feature Friday noon concerts. All concerts take place at Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall and will feature different types of classical programs.

Performance date: January 6 – April 28, 2023

Members of the Jubilee Opera will present a new adaptation of John Gay “The Beggar’s Opera” at Britten Studio from 6 p.m.

Performance date: March 12, 2023

by Bill Barclay “Knight” made its UK premiere with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The event takes place at Snape Maltings Concert Hall starting at 7 p.m.

Performance date: March 19, 2023

This will be followed by works by JS Bach, Handel, Elena Langer’s ‘Love and Endings’ and the premiere of Michael Berkeley’s ‘Insects’, a piece commissioned by Britten Pears Arts written for harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Soprano Anna Dennis, Esfahani and oboist Nicholas Daniel take the stage at Britten Studio at 7:30 p.m.

Performance date: April 7 & 8, 2023

Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion will be performed from memory by Solomon’s Knot, an “international and flexible collective of singers and unconducted instrumentalists”. There will be nine singers, 26 instrumentalists and no conductor in attendance at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The Easter Sunday concert starts at 4 p.m.

Performance date: April 9, 2023

Tenebrae brings a collection of Bach motets, including Singet dem Herrn, plus sacred vocal music by Sir James MacMillan to Snape Maltings Concert Hall at 7.30pm.

Performance date: May 27, 2023

The English Touring (ETO) in partnership with the Old Street Band will present three operas with period instruments. The first is that of Handel Jules Cesar. Sergey Rybin will conduct James Conway’s 2017 version at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Performance date: April 20, 2023

The next step is the new production of Eloise Lally de Donizetti Lucrezia Borgia led by ETO Music Director, Gerry Cornelius. The performance will also take place at Snape Maltings Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Performance date: April 21, 2023

Finally, Valentina Ceschi will direct a new production of Rossini Viaggio in Reims directed by Jonathan Peter Kenny. This production also takes place at Snape Maltings Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Performance date: April 22, 2023

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