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Thu 8 Nov 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: French Exchange

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £9-£50

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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The Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series continues with a programme that features the best of English and French baroque and which demonstrates how French musical styles became fashionable in England too. The programme includes music from French masters Lully and Rameau, which we defy you not to nod your head or tap your foot to.  Also included is the devastating lament from Purcell’s mini operatic masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas. Fast rising star Jonathan Cohen conducts and the world-renowned mezzo-soprano (and regular OAE collaborator) Sarah Connolly is the soloist.

Dramatic scenes from
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie
Charpentier
Médée

And orchestral music by de Lalande, Rameau and Purcell

Jonathan Cohen director
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Fernando Guimarães tenor

OAE Extras at 5.45pm.  Free Admission.
Journalist and critic Edward Seckerson talks to Sarah Connolly.

The Aftershow
Join artists after the concert for an informal discussion and Q+A.

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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