Thursday 13th June: Les Nuits d’Ete: a midsummer soirée

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Thursday 13th June: Les Nuits d’Ete: a midsummer soirée

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Thursday 14th June 18:30-20:30

Venue: Outside Henley on Thames*

Celebrating the glorious nuances of French song , Opera Prelude presents a jewel of an evening in the English countryside just outside Henley-on-Thames.  

Maria Levandovskaya, piano and Felicity Turner, mezzo soprano, perform some of the most treasured songs in the French repertoire, many evoking a night theme. Music for voice and for solo piano includes Apres un Reve, Faure, Claire de Lune, Debussy and the piano suite Pour Le Piano also by Debussy. The core work this evening is Les Nuits d`ete, the only song cycle by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz.  Berlioz composed the six songs for mezzo-soprano to text by his friend Théophile Gautier in 1840-1841. In contrast to his perhaps more familiar Symphonie fantastique, in this work we are immersed in the composer’s inner world of nuance and colour. Perfect for a Fawley Summer’s Evening! 

Tickets £40 to include a champagne 

* Address given at time of booking