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Prophecy (with Christine Rice)

Tales from Ancient Greece

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£10 Under 26s
£5 students and Jobseekers
Free to Under 16s and carers (one per paying adult; £5 thereafter)

Book online now / call 0131 668 2019 / Visit The Queen’s Hall box office, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG

Apollon musagète (1927–28) (first part)

Arianna a Naxos

Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens

‘Les Grecs ont disparu … Malheureux roi!’ (Cassandra’s aria) from Les Troyens
[arr. Iain Farrington]

Overture to Dido and Aeneas

‘Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir! … Adieu, fière cité’ (Dido’s aria) from Les Troyens
[arr. Iain Farrington]

Fantasia upon one note

‘Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth’ (Dido’s Lament) from Dido and Aeneas

Apollon musagète (concluded)

Mezzo-soprano Christine Rice
Guest director Matthew Truscott

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Framed by Stravinsky’s ‘white ballet’, a tribute to the god of Music and Prophecy, the tragic destinies of Dido, Cassandra and more are brought to life in this dramatic selection of music inspired by Greek mythology, spanning moods as well as centuries as we sweep from heaven-sent arias to heart-breaking laments.

Christine Rice is one of today’s leading mezzo-sopranos, praised for her versatile, powerful, beautiful voice. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, her career soared after being recognised by Royal Opera House director Antonio Pappano, and she is now in demand at prestigious venues and festivals across the world.

the seemingly endless depth and richness of [Rice’s] voice with its flawless upper register… a performance which is unlikely to be surpassed in the operatic world this year

The Arts Desk on Christine Rice at Wigmore Hall, 2017

Full tour listings

Tue 20 February at 7.30pm        The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Wed 21 February at 7.30pm       Wellington Church, Glasgow
Fri 23 February at 7.30pm          Kings Place, London

The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Feb 2018 at 7:30 pm

85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG

0131 668 2019