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Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
YO10 5DD


Matthew LockeThe Tempest


Elizabeth Kenny – Director of Music
Sam Boden – Tenor
Augusta Hebbert – Soprano
Josep-Ramon Olivé – Bass
Alison Bury – violin
Oliver Wilson – viola
Joe Manley – treble
Daniel Blaze – treble
Richard Tunnicliffe – cello / gamba
Elizabeth Kenny – theorbo

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Programme Note

Dryden-Davenant original abridged and conceived for semi-staging by Caroline Williams

Augusta Hebbert soprano
Samuel Boden tenor
Josep-Ramon Olivé bass
Joe Manley & Daniel Blaze trebles

Alison Bury violin
Oliver Wilson viola
Richard Tunnicliffe cello / gamba
Liz Kenny theorbo

Not the celebrated work of William Shakespeare, but a ‘dramatick opera’, a bastardised version from 1674 re-worked for maximum appeal to Restoration audiences! Leading composers such as Matthew Locke provided new music, while spectacular sets and pint-sized devils stole the show to the extent that Shakespeare’s original remained a rarity until well into the 19th century. Following performances in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015, this fascinating score is brought to York and enhanced by dramatic interludes from the play.

Elizabeth Kenny

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