Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Alastair Ross harpsichord

Barbara Strozzi
Che si puo fare
Amor dormiglione
Chiamata a nuovi amori
Lagrime mie
L’Eraclito amoroso
Il Romeo
La Vendetta
Claudio Monteverdi
Lettera amorosa
Lamento d’Arianna
Si dolce e’il tormento
Ohime ch’io cado
Giacomo Carissimi
Apritevi inferni
Il Lamento di Maria Stuarda

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary musician Barbara Strozzi, internationally renowned soprano Elin Manahan Thomas joins forces with acclaimed harpsichordist Alastair Ross for this captivating musical exploration of Strozzi’s life and work, along with those of two of Strozzi’s contemporaries, Claudio Monteverdi and Giacomo Carissimi. Manahan Thomas is internationally recognised for her ravishing tone and her mastery of the full range of music across the classical canon. She is perhaps best known for singing at the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and the bridal entrance of the Duchess of Sussex.

Kindly supported by Diana Woolley


Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room is an elegant Grade 1 listed Regency building and perhaps the most famous example of Regency architecture in Cheltenham. Standing in regal splendour at one end of Pittville Park, the Pump Room is a monument to more than 100 years of fame that Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town.

The Festival’s morning recitals at the Pump Room are its continuing glory

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