Messiaen the surrealist

Venue: Kettle's Yard
Date: 8 Jun 2008 - 12:00
Music Community:
  • Claire Booth, soprano and Ryan Wigglesworth, piano.
Event details:
Claire Booth was educated at Trinity College Oxford where she gained a Double First Class degree in Modern History. She subsequently trained at the English National Opera Studio's Bayliss Programme and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and she continues to study with Rudolf Piernay. Recent operatic roles include Hero Béatrice et Benedict, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and the title roles in both Cavalli's La Didone and Rossi's Orfeo. Other performances have included Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for ONME, Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte for Handmade Opera, Angelica Orlando for New Chamber Opera and Romilda Xerses for the Cheltenham Festival.

Composer/conductor Ryan Wigglesworth has recently made debut appearances with Ensemble Intercontemporain; Ensemble Modern; London Sinfonietta; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Avanti!; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Birmingham Opera Company; and Aldeburgh Almeida Opera. He has performed at many of the leading European festivals, and at venues such as the Barbican Hall; Queen Elizabeth Hall; Wigmore Hall; Snape Maltings; CBSO Centre; Cité de la Musique and Centre Pompidou, Paris; Alte Oper, Frankfurt; Porvoo (Summer Sounds Festival), Finland; and Bregenz Festspielhaus. Other recent projects include the Johannes-Passion, Cosí fan tutte, Ariadne auf Naxos, The Rape of Lucretia, and the premiere performances of Harrison Birtwistle's The Io Passion.

Together, they perform Knussens’ luminous settings of Walt Whitman, and give a rare performance of Messiaen’s early, surrealist cycle in this his centenary year.
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