Bampton At Bury Court Opera 12th August
After the success of La Finta Semplice last year, Bury Court Opera is delighted to welcome back Bampton Classical Opera for a second visit. Tickets are now on sale for their Gluck and Bertoni double bill in celebration of Gluck’s 300th birthday. In Gluck’s charming and light-hearted Il Parnaso confuso, composed in 1765 and originally sung by four Austrian Archduchesses, the temperamental Muses of Tragic Poetry, Lyric Poetry and Music find that their inspiration has unexpectedly dried up at a critical moment.
Ferdinando Bertoni’s passionate Orfeo was commissioned in 1776 by the great castrato singer Gaetano Guadagni in direct rivalry with Gluck’s famous Orfeo ed Euridice: in one of the best-known of operatic adventures Orpheus descends to gloomy Hades to win back his beloved Euridice. Both operas celebrate the power of music and the beauty of the female voice, and an outstanding cast will reveal the florid energy and ravishing romance of these forgotten masterworks.
Doors open at 6.00pm and the performance commences at 7.30pm.