Art of the Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

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Art of the Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

Leading countertenor Iestyn Davies whisks us off on an inspiring journey through some of the best and most beloved works for the countertenor voice, including those by Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and much more.

Davies’ impeccable technique and signature, refined tone at once transfixes and moves, delivering an evening of interpretive revelation and sumptuous beauty. Featured in the programme are two Vivaldi cantatas (Nisi Dominus, RV 608 and “Cessate, omai cessate”, RV 684), Handel’s Ombra mai fu and Purcell’s Strike the Viol, heard alongside lesser-known gems.

Richard Egarr directs from the keyboard, leading the Academy of Ancient Music with characteristic vigour and panache. With bountiful musical delights in store and a Grammy Award-winning performer of uncommon communicative powers taking centre stage, this concert is not to be missed.

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Iestyn Davies — countertenor
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Richard Egarr — director and harpsichord
Concert details
Works to include
Handel Ombra mai fu
Handel Bel Contento
Purcell If Music Be the Food of Love
Purcell Strike the Viol
Vivaldi Cessate, omai, Cessate, RV 684
Vivaldi Nisi Dominus, RV 608
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Richard Egarr director and harpsichord
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
Milton Court Concert Hall, London
Friday, 20 November 2020 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £35 plus booking fee, £5 AAMplify student tickets
Box office: 020 7638 8891