The English Concert return to the 2016 Buxton Festival with Handel’s psychological thriller Tamerlano under guest director Laurence Cummings.
Defeated and imprisoned, Bajazet (Paul Nilon) fiercely resists captivity under the tyrannical emperor Tamerlano.
“…music-making of great refinement from the English Concert under Laurence Cummings.” – The Times
“This was the first in a planned series of co-productions between the Buxton Festival and The English Concert. It will prove an astute move if the orchestra continues to sustain anything like the remarkable finesse it displayed in this Francis Matthews production…The English Concert stuck to the singers like limpets, and reflected their emotions. Handel has now been on the Buxton operatic menu 11 times since the turn of the century. With this new partnership, he has graduated from chef’s special to specialité de la maison. Musically speaking, anyway.” – Opera Magazine