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Fri 9 Nov 2012

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Rameau’s Anacréon in Oxford

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: £10-£42

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Venue telephone: 01865 277623

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We perform two Baroque gems in this concert: one of sacred music’s great favourites,Vivaldi’s Gloria, followed by the modern premiere of Rameau’s Anacréon, a light-hearted opera written for the court of Louis XV. Reconstructed by Oxford conductor Jonathan Williams from manuscripts scattered throughout Paris’ libraries, Anacréon (1754) will receive tonight its much- anticipated first complete performance in over 250 years. On the surface it’s a charming tale of young love but hidden beneath the love-triangle plot lie subversive messages that Dan Brown would be proud of…What can it all mean? And will love prevail?

Concert ends at approximately 9.20pm

Vivaldi Gloria
Rameau Anacréon (1754)

Jonathan Williams/Daniel Hyde conductors
Anna Dennis soprano
Agustin Prunell-Friend tenor
Matthew Brook bass-baritone
The Choir of Magdalen College
Consort Iridiana

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One Comment

  • Can’t wait! This is going to be an amazing night.

    Lowri Wed Jun 20 2012