Hilary Summers contralto
Andrew West piano

Programme to include:
An introduction to Baroque opera
Gender Fluidity
What the Fach? A guide to voice categorisation
I’m a Puccini Heroine addict
Brave New Music

Handel Pena tiranna
Rossini Cruda Sorte
Bizet Seguidilla

The Essential Magic Flute

Hilary Summers, a ridiculously tall Welsh contralto and Grammy Award-winner, joins Andrew West, a shorter English pianist, for a hilarious romp through the highs and lows of opera. With songs especially composed by the duo alongside performances of beloved arias from the operatic canon, absurd plots, gender fluidity, modern music and voice categorisation all come under scrutiny. The performance culminates in Summers/West Productions’ Essential Magic Flute – a one woman, 25-minute reduction of Mozart’s masterpiece.


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