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 email@example.com
Contact Penny for further information tel: 07790 456169
Length 60 minutes without interval.
Future Performance Dates