The Tempest (2016)
for voices, period instrument and magic lantern
composed for countertenor, baroque oboe, alto sackbut, harpsichord, 2 viola da gamba and violone
duration: 60 minutes
First performed at Forum Theatre, Malvern on 4 May 2016 with Matthew Venner (countertenor), Ibi Aziz and Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba), Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Nicola Barbagli (baroque oboe), Martyn Sanderson (sackbut) and Jan Zahourek (violone)
This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ is for voices, period instruments and magic lantern.
Featuring British music from the baroque period alongside works by contemporary composers, the performance also explores the play’s themes of magic and theatrical illusion through music, visual art and magic lantern.
With music by Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, Thomas Linley, Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber, the performance concentrates on atmosphere rather than narrative although Ariel’s songs are featured.
Link to The Tempest website here