It’s been a busy and exciting time over the last few days of the festival, with not only the massive musicircus, but outstanding orchestral music from the CBSO with Thomas Adès, sublime Schubert with the classic pairing of Bostridge and Adès, Pierre-Laurent’s stunning tour of the Etude, as well as amazing performances from young gifted musicians like Mahan Esfahani delivering a funny, informative and dazzling tour of 300 years of [read more…]
Today the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme received some wonderful news, the kind of news that really makes our work here feel worthwhile. In April we invited a young Brazilian tenor, Wagner Moreira, to sing some of Berlioz Les Nuits D’été with the Britten–Pears Orchestra in our Easter Sunday concert. He then sang Basilio in scenes from The Marriage of Figaro with Ann Murray and Claudio Desderi.
Wagner was a new applicant to [read more…]