Durant sa saison 2017-2018, la compagnie du Bampton Classical Opera présentera un programme consacré à la vie de Nancy Storace.
Cette soirée aura lieu au St John’s Smith Square le 17 mars 2017, et inclura des airs de Mozart, Salieri et Stephen Storace. Andrew Griffiths dirigera.
Songs for Nancy
Nancy (Anna Selina) Storace (1765-1817) was one of the most renowned singer-actresses of her age. The daughter of an Italian double-bass player and born in London, she was recognised a child prodigy, starring in opera at home and in Italy whilst still a teenager. Recruited for the Emperor Joseph II’s new Italian opera company in Vienna, she came to the notice of the leading composers of her age – including Salieri, Paisiello and Haydn, as well as her remarkable brother Stephen Storace - who all composed outstanding music for her.
Above all, Mozart created the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro specifically for Nancy. Bampton Classical Opera marks the bicentenary of her death with a varied concert, conducted by Andrew Griffiths, of vocal and orchestral music written for or associated with her.
The event opens Bampton’s own 25th Anniversary Season.