‘…ma i famosi versi di Ariel “those are pearls that were his eyes”, che nella voce cangiante, e brillante nonché calda, di Laure Meloy, affascinanoquanto la parte nella foresta delle illusioni, quando i suoni di Adès diventano misterici come nella sua Polaris, e troviamo finalmente un suono che ci rapporta all’esoterismo connaturato della Tempesta del Bardo.’
(…in Ariel’s famous lines ‘those are pearls that were his eyes,’ which in the alternately brilliant and warm voice of Laure Meloy, fascinate like a glimpse into an enchanted forest, and Adès’ sonorities become as mysterious as those in his ‘Polaris’, we at last find a sound that relates to the esotericism inherent in the Bard’s Tempest.)
Livia Bidoldi, gothicnetwork.org
‘…de erőlködés és technikai problémák nélkül győzte a koloratúr „tűzijátékokat”, jól visszaadva egyben a figura játékosságát is.’
([Laure Meloy] sang the coloratura “fireworks” effortlessly and with no technical problems, and portrayed the playful character very well.)
So excited to be singing Ariel in Hungarian State Opera’s production of The Tempest! Part of the Shakespeare400+ Festival. Official details, dates & ticketing can be found at: http://www.opera.hu/v/ades-the-tempest/
English Touring Opera
Spring 2014, 13 February – 31 May
Laure will be singing the roles of Hecuba, Queen of Troy in King Priam and Queen of Night in Magic Flute. All dates and venues can be seen on ETO’s website: http://www.englishtouringopera.org.uk
Hecuba and Queen of Night are mythological mothers who value ambition over maternal instincts, with dramatic results, and dramatic music to match. King Priam opened at the ROH Linbury Studio Theatre on 13 February (all performances at the Linbury are sold out) and Magic Flute opens at the Hackney Empire in March. Both operas will then tour until the end of May.
Thank you so much for your fabulous concert today!
A great, enchanting way to begin the evening! Magical & beautiful!
‘O Brave New World: songs from an enchanted island’, a programme of songs and arias by Thomas Adès, Benjamin Britten, Dominick Argento, and Jonathan Dove, interwoven with readings from Shakespeare and W H Auden’s The Sea and the Mirror, was performed at the Canterbury Festival in October 2013, and in January 2014 at St. Pancras Church, London. Excerpts from the programme were presented at the Beaney Museum, Canterbury in December, and at the HOT Club Cabaret, Islington in May.
Perfectly conceived and performed! Sensational!!
Thank you once again for your electrifying performance this afternoon.