Interview with baritone Roderick Williams

Karine Hetherington, from our ArtMuseLondon desk, caught up with busy baritone, Roderick Williams, who has been directing and singing with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soprano Rowan Pierce in a series of concerts of music by Bach, Handel and Teleman. The concerts are now available to watch via the OAE Player. (Photo…

‘Partenope’ at English National Opera

English National Opera’s 2016/17 season closes with a welcome revival of Christopher Alden’s Olivier Award-winning 2008 production of G. F. Handel’s Partenope, first staged in 1730. The plot, daft even by Baroque comic opera standards, revolves around the mythical Partelope, Queen of Naples, and her multiple suitors. Silvio Stampiglia’s libretto, awash with braggadocio, cross-dressing and…