One of the leading lyric sopranos on stage today, Crowe’s speciality for baroque and classical opera is the ideal pairing for the virtuosic writing in this all-Mozart programme. From his first opera seria, Mitridate, to ‘Et incarnatus est’ from the Great Mass in C minor, a sense of the dramatic is never far from Mozart’s mind.
The orchestra’s indomitable leader, Nadja Zwiener, follows in the same spirit with Mozart’s final violin concerto, a work ripe with drama, exchanging reflective and introverted characters at one moment with overwhelming joy the next. None more so than in the finale with its raucous and playful ‘Turkish’ elements that give the concerto its name.
This concert is performed in London on 25 October 2017 before coming to the Brewhouse the following evening:
The English Concert
Harry Bicket director
Lucy Crowe soprano
Nadja Zwiener violin
26 October 2017 7:30PM