Greed, jealousy, betrayal and revenge; Handel’s psychological thriller Tamerlano has the lot. Touching down in Buxton last summer, Tamerlano marked The English Concert’s second residency in the scenic Buxton Festival.

WHAT THE CRITICS HAD TO SAY:

“…music-making of great refinement from the English Concert under Laurence Cummings.” – The Times, 2016

“In the pit, Laurence Cummings draws mellifluous sounds from the English Concert.” – The Guardian, 2016

“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 graduation from chef’s special to specialité de la maison. Musically speaking, anyway.” – Opera Magazine, 2016

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