Buxton International Festival invites you to an exclusive preview of their brand-new pasticcio opera, Georgiana, in a recital with music by Mozart, Martín y Soler, Paisiello, Linley and Storace, as well as an introduction into the creation of this new work based on the life of Georgiana Cavendish, 5th Duchess of Devonshire.
One of the intriguing but unjustly neglected aspects of baroque and classical opera is the practice of pasticcio. An operatic pasticcio is made up of lots of musical nuggets: a selection of the best arias, duets and ensembles from various operas arranged to form a deliciously satisfying whole. The compilation process – like that of all good chefs – is both personal and somewhat arcane. Singers love pasticci, because they can perform just their favourite arias, and leave out the boring bits!
Length: 75 mins
Showing:Thursday 24 January 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday Matinee: No Matinee is available