Shakespeare in Song
Dovetails songs with spoken poetry from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
Performed by contralto Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus.
A song recital of British composers setting the songs from Shakespeare’s plays interwoven with spoken poetry from his plays and sonnets.
Exploring love, lust, power and decay.
“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”.
“Another triumphant performance!! Brilliant singing and accompaniment.” Nick Barnes, Chairman Cambridge The Arts Society, South Cambs.
60 minutes without interval.
Performance Dates 2021
Saturday 22 May – English Music Festival Oxfordshire.
Past Performance 2019
3 October – Rottingdean Music Festival
“ … Lucy Stevens magically interpreted classics and lesser known works, interspersed with short soliloquy’s from some of Shakespeare’s most masterful creations of character … The performance was a triumph, capturing the singer’s radiant personality, she proved without a doubt, what a fantastically talented contralto she is. Her pianist, Elizabeth Marcus, supported her with great sensitivity and is surely one of the finest accompanists of her generation. The audience were in raptures by the end. Gerald O’Brien for The Verse Magazine