1. A Shout Out to Singapore


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    A short shout out to SIngapore as we get ready to perform "The Story of Babar" and "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on March 15, 2014.

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    • The Judgment of Paris


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      The world-premiere recording of Daniel Purcell's 1701 opera - The Judgment of Paris Samuel Boden - Paris (a shepherd) Ashley Riches - Mercury (messenger of the Gods) Ciara Hendrick - Juno (Goddess of Marriage) Amy Freston - Pallas (Goddess of War) Anna Dennis - Venus (Goddess of Love) Julian Perkins - director Spiritato! The Rodolfus Choir

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      • Palau de la Música Catalana - "Dido & Aeneas" (Video mapping)


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        Escenografía hecha en video mapping/proyección para la ópera “Dido & Aeneas” de Henry Purcell, interpretada los días 26 y 27 de mayo de 2013 en la sala del Petit Palau del Palau de la Música Catalana. La crítica recibió la producción de una forma muy positiva, destacando el montaje y escenografía entre sus lineas con comentarios como: “Impactante” (Revista Musical Catalana), “El montaje narra excelentemente la historia procedente de la Eneida” (La Vanguardia), “Puesta en escena francamente imaginativa” (Revista Ópera Actual). Cliente: Fundació Orfeó Català - Palau de la Música Catalana

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        • Sting - Cold Song


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          Artist: Sting Album: If On a Winter's Night... Composer: Henry Purcell The Cold Genius aria "What Power Art Thou" from opera King Arthur Label: © Deutsche Grammophon © 2009

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          • NACKT – eine vokale Entblößung in sieben Szenen / Trailer


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            Sieben neue Kompositionen für den Countertenor Daniel Gloger, szenisch verbunden in einem Theater aus Licht und Raum. Szenische Uraufführung vom 26.10.2013 auf Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Seven new compositions for countertenor Daniel Gloger are staged to become a cohesive theatre of light. Sound, body, costume and stage set all perform for the audience. Performance, Oct. 26th, 2013 at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Daniel Gloger , Countertenor / Konzeption Asmus Trautsch, Dramaturgie / Produktion Sonja Füsti, Bühne Julia von Leliwa, Kostüm Kompositionen von Alvaro Carlevaro, Snezana Nesic, Tom Rojo Poller, Jan Kop, Cathy Milliken, Bernhard Lang, Alexandra Filonenko und Henry Purcell (Arr. Anne Isenberg) www.projekt-nackt.de Kristof Georgen (Kamera / Schnitt)

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            • Trailer: Food of Love- interpreting songs by Henry Purcell


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              Recorded at Tjolöholms slott, Sweden 2013

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              • #IndianQueenMadrid 03/11/2013


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                Lectura en Twitter de la traducción en español del libreto de la semi-ópera "The Indian Queen", de Henry Purcell. Número total de tweets: 97. Hashtag: #IndianQueenMadrid Acto I 0:08 Acto II 1:05 Acto III 2:41 Acto IV 5:02 Acto V 5:46

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                • The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation


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                  This gorgeous piece of music is Henry Purcell's art song, The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation: Tell Me, Some Listening Angel. This is officially the coolest song title ever. The song itself is the Virgin Mary's soliloquy on finding the twelve-year-old Jesus missing as the Holy Family returns from Jerusalem. This particular performance was from a recital I gave as a dress rehearsal for my ATCL exam in October 2013. For the curious, I have included my program notes below, along with the libretto and my translation. The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation: Tell Me, Some Listening Angel (Z196) {B flat minor} Music: Henry Purcell (1658 - 1695) Verse: Nahum Tate, 1693 Henry Purcell has been described as England’s greatest composer and a father of English Baroque music. This sacred song, sometimes described as a cantata or a scena for its operatic qualities, combines the best aspects of his music - his lyricism, delicate coloratura and especially his unparalleled ability to capture inflections of speech in melody. The result is one of the most beautiful songs in the English language. The text is a poem by hymnist - and ‘improver’ of Shakespeare - Nahum Tate. The lyrics bring to life the Blessed Virgin Mary’s terror and distress when she discovers that the twelve-year-old Jesus has gone missing as the holy family returns from the Temple in Jerusalem. Purcell chose to keep the greater part of this text in recitative form, preserving the natural rhythms of speech, and providing the performer with opportunities for expressive emotion. The call for Gabriel is a heartfelt cry, and it is natural to sink down to the despair of ‘he comes not’, and the fading away of ‘flatt’ring hopes, farewell’. Purcell plays, too, with melodies that echo the meaning of the words – ‘through the wilderness’ is suitably wandering, and ‘fatal change’ comes with a change of key. Underlining the sacred nature of the text are echoes of plainchants frequently used in Anglican services, particularly at ‘thy wondrous birth’ and ‘why dost thou from my loving eyes remove’. The two brief arias express, respectively, nostalgia for the joyous past with a gentle minuet, and wavering faith with a decidedly fickle vocal line. Lyrics: Tell me, some listening angel, quickly say Where does my heart's dearest darling stray In tiger's, or more cruel Herod's way? Ah, rather let his little footsteps press Unregarded through the wilderness Where milder savages resort - The desert's safer than a tyrant's court. Why, fairest object of my love, Why dost thou from my loving eyes remove? Was it a waking dream that didst fortell Thy wondrous birth? No vision from above. Where's Gabriel now, that visited my cell? I call - he comes not. Flattering hopes farewell. Me Judah's daughters once caressed Called me of mothers the most blessed Now fatal change - of mothers most distressed. How shall my soul its motions bide? How shall I stem the various tide While faith and doubt my wavering soul divide? For whilst of thy dear sight beguiled I trust the God - but oh, I fear the child.

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                  • Jacob Scharfman - Dido and Aeneas, 3.15.13


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                    excerpted from my performance as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell) Brown Opera Productions, March 15, 2013 – Brown University, Providence, RI dir. Sisa Mateo / music dir. Simon Goldring Ivy Alphonse-Leja, Dido / Neha Verma, Belinda

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                    • 'Helter Skelter' A film by Alexander Ingham Brooke for Meadham Kirchhoff


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                      An intimate look at the AW13 womenswear collection by Meadham Kirchhoff, filmed on location at the Tate Modern during London Fashion Week. Accompanied by an archaic soundtrack (Henry Purcell's funeral lament) and under a tactile cinematography, the film hints towards Dutch Baroque and Tudor Gothic, giving off an aura that glistens with austerity and suspense. www.meadhamkirchhoff.com www.alexanderinghambrooke.com Collection: 'Helter Skelter' by Meadham Kirchhoff (AW13 Womenswear) Casting: Melissa Thompson & Gabriella Massey Directed by Alexander Ingham Brooke D.O.P: Alexander Ingham Brooke Additional Camera: George De Freitas Music: 'Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary' (Henry Purcell Remix) by Paul Antony

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