Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:30pm - All Ages
St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge (map)
London, SW1X 8SH
A programme of French and English music exploring the cultural exchange between composers and poets from these two countries. Fresh from our tour of three counties with Concerts in the West.
With Libby Burgess (piano)
Last night I sang at the Francis Crick Institute as part of an event to mark the second birthday of the Knowledge Quarter. This is an organisation that exists to focus and enable collaboration between the many knowledge-based organisations clustered in the geographical area around Kings Cross-St Pancras, including the British Library, the Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. As The Crick is the home of world-class biomedical research and it was appropriate to be singing two scenes from Stephen McNeff‘s work Daughters of the Elements, about Marie Curie and her daughters Ève and Irène.
Daughters of the Elements was originally premiered at Tête à Tête: the Opera Festival, an important event on the London opera calendar where I first presented two other works by Stephen McNeff, A Voice of One Delight and Vivienne.
Our team last night consisted of Tim Burke conducting members of the CHROMA ensemble (above), with Mary Plazas as Irène and Caroline Kennedy as Ève (pictured right, with me as Marie Curie).
Daughters of the Elements
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00pm - All Ages
The Crick Institute (map)
1 Midland Road,
London NW1 1AT
A selection of scenes from Stephen McNeff's Daughters of the Elements, about Marie Curie and her two daughters. Performed at the invitation of the Knowledge Quarter.
Riccardo Simonetti’s Janos and Clare McCaldin’s Orsze were the stars