A programme of music and poetry inspired by Cervantes' Don Quixote; songs and arias for bass-baritone and piano interspersed with solo works for classical guitar. At the centre of this recital are song-cycles by Ravel, Ibert and Marcel Delannoy, all written for Pabst's 1933 film of Don Quixote, starring the Russian bass Fyodor Chaliapin, together with araias from Massenet's opera Don Quichotte, another vehicle for Chaliapin. These works chart aspects of Quixote's journey; his chivalry, devotion to Dulcinea, his ecstatic visions and his eventual death.
Timothy Dickinson's operatic roles have included Masetto (Don Giovanni) at Glyndebourne; Dr Grencil (La Traviata) Glyndebourne Tour and Zuniga (Carmen) for Scottish Opera.
Alastair Putt studied at Oxford University and composition at the Guildhall. He has an Associate Recital Diploma from Trinity College, gives solo recitals and plays in ensembles. He was on the LSO Panufnik Young Composers Scheme (2011), a Composition Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center (2012) and English National Opera's 'House Composer' (2013).
Californian pianist Anyssa Newmann studied at Manhattan School of Music, Oxford University and has a PhD from Kings College London. She gives regular recitals all over North America and Europe and released a solo album in 2010. She has held numerous residencies at Banff (Canada).
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