The distinct voices of Henry Purcell and Claudio Monteverdi

APRIL 1, 2021


£25 each lecture / £89 full series


International countertenor Andrew Watts takes a look at the some of the works of Purcell and Monteverdi from the point of view of the singer and how the singer responds to the demands of the composer and how to best achieve a rounded vocal and stylistic performance of their music. Extracts will include music from Monteverdi’s “ L’incoronazione di Poppea” and “Orfeo” and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas”, "King Arthur" and song arrangements by Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten of Purcell’s  “Sweeter than Roses” and “If Music be the Food of Love (3rd Version).

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