A recital exploring love, lust, power and decay.
Lucy takes the audience on a journey through four centuries of Shakespeare’s songs, interwoven with spoken poetry from his plays and sonnets.
Traditional Elizabethan settings performed alongside timeless arrangements by Purcell, Quilter, Finzi, Schubert and Haydn. Contemporary settings by Dring, Korngold, Horovitz and Tippett.
Performed by contralto Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus.
“A remarkable performance, with magical, deeply touching moments – the audience spellbound, the recitations beautifully delivered and subtly interwoven with the songs – some well known, others less familiar and fresh. A memorable evening.” Lauderdale House Feb 2017
Lucy Stevens studied voice at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama after completing a degree in acting at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama. Lucy is experienced in developing and performing new work in the Linbury Studio – Royal Opera House, Lilian Baylis Studio – Sadler’s Wells, Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern, the Arts Theatre Leicester Square and Tramway in Glasgow. Lucy is currently also touring ‘Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!’ which featured on ‘Music Matters’ BBC Radio 3.
Elizabeth Marcus has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and St John’s Smith Square and broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 & 4.
Producer: Penny Mayes, Dramatic Solutions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Penny for further information tel: 07790 456169
Length 60 minutes without interval.
Future Performance Dates
Sunday 15 October – A Private Performance
Thursday 15 February 7:30pm Rayner Centre, Cambridge NADFAS
2 April – A Private Performance, Ely. “Enchanting” audience member
4 April The Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes. “…looked gorgeous and a wonderful voice” audience member
6 April St Christopher’s Concert Series, Sydenham, London.
3 February Lauderdale House, London.
“Dazzling – What a powerful, beautiful evening.”
“A wonderful way of mixing poetry , prose and song together, looked stunning , sounded fabulous, I was mesmerised the whole way through.”
13 November Newton Dee, Aberdeen.
“Shakespeare in Song was brilliant!! an amazing performance”
Willemien Erenga Promoter Newton Dee
10 November Stapleford Granary, Cambridge. “Another triumphant performance!! Brilliant singing and accompaniment but also the Shakespearean words; it was an excellent touch to include some sonnets.”
Nick Barnes Chairman & Programme Secretary NADFAS
Also touring Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife! www.kathleenferrierwhattalife.com
Touring 2018 – A new play with music Ethel Smyth – Grasping the Nettle www.ethelsmyth.com