The English Concert return to the 2016 Buxton Festival with Handel's psychological thriller Tamerlano under guest director Laurence Cummings.
Asteria (Marie Lys) comes to terms with having to marry her captor (the tyrannical emperor Tamerlano).
"…music-making of great refinement from the English Concert under Laurence Cummings." – The Times
"In the pit, Laurence Cummings and the English Concert brought style and drama to the music. Handel did not write for a lavish orchestra, but Cummings and the ensemble made the details of the scoring tell and in the relatively intimate confines of Buxton Opera House we were able to appreciate all the fine details." – Planet Hugill