…children or animals.
It was a beautiful christening at the Temple Church. Jimmy the corgi was pretty restrained on the whole. He only barked at the vicar once, growled but momentarily at the sleeping Knights, and while he did bite at his backside vigorously as I sang a bit of Mozart, he didn’t invade the performance space like little M. Nor did he try and join in, or do a little comedy routine, or dance a jig. Valiant efforts from others to encourage the mini-performer to vacate the stage were met with tenacity and evasion. She saw the spotlight and liked it. Like mother, like daughter. Oh well.
From the children’s novel by Catherine Storr, a haunting opera by Andrew Lowe-Watson premiered at the Lilian Baylis theatre in 2004.
From Philomel’s recent concert at the Swiss Church, Covent Garden
Piangete occhi, Domenico Mazzocchi
Emily Peace, soprano Suzy Robinson, soprano
James Bramley, theorbo Michael Keen, harpsichord
Ahi possanza d’amor, Maddalena Casulana
Suzy Robinson, soprano, Michael Keen, recorder, James Bramley, theorbo
Folle cor, Domenico Mazzocchi
Suzy Robinson, Janet Oates, Emily Peace, sopranos
Michael Keen, harpsichord
James Bramley, theorbo
Io d’odorate, Maddalena Casulana
Sopranos Janet Oates, Emily Peace, Suzy Robinson, Felicity Hayward, Charlotte Bröker and Olivia Moss
Michael Keen, harpsichord, James Bramley, theorbo
from the plainsong Requiem