Purcell's Finest Verses

join us nowticketsLotte Betts-Dean sings Mahler in Postcards From Vienna

Download a free booklet of the poems and art

Yes! I'd like the free booklet

about the show

The programme

Join us on Friday 12 February at 7pm UK time for some of Henry Purcell's most beautiful songs, followed by a live Q&A with the soloists and artistic director.

Tim Mead (countertenor), Andy Staples (tenor), David Bates (artistic director) and La Nuova Musica (ensemble) present Purcell's Finest Verses, a beautifully performed and filmed short documentary-come-concert of Henry Purcell's finest songs for countertenor and tenor voice. It will be followed by a live Q&A with the soloists and artistic director.

About the artists

David Bates

David Bates

David Bates opens his 2020/21 season with a new production of Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno for Staatsoper Hannover. Marking his debut with the company, the opera is directed by Elisabeth Stöppler, featuring Sarah Brady, Sunnyboy Dladla, Nina van Essen, and Nicholas Tamagna in its cast. Further ahead, his opera plans include his debut with Komische Oper and Opera Rouen Normandie.
Tim Mead

Tim Mead

Counter-tenor Tim Mead is praised for his “alluring” and “consistently excellent” interpretations (New York Times). With his “rich, mellifluous sound” (Guardian), he is recognised as one of the finest across the generations of counter-tenors.
Andy Staples

Andy Staples

Andrew Staples is considered by many to be one of the most versatile British singers. A favourite for works by Handel, Mozart and Britten, he has also made his mark singing Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He sings regularly with Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the London Symphony Orchestra. In opera he is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House where he has sung Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Flammand (Capriccio), Narraboth (Salome) and Artabenes (Arne’s Artaxerxes) and he also appears in Salzburg, Hamburg, Brussels and Prague.
La Nuova Musica

La Nuova Musica

La Nuova Musica is one of the most versatile performing groups of its kind. Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director, David Bates, LNM strives to reveal new aspects of familiar repertoire, through dynamic performances that draw masterpieces and lesser-known works from across the Baroque and Classical periods, alongside new commissions.

Watch the trailer

You may also enjoy...

Enter a surreal dreamworld of mechanical toys as Darragh Morgan and Tim Gill perform Ravel's iconic Sonata for Violin and Cello in the dead of night.
Immerse yourself in the tongue-in-cheek, colourful world of Erik Satie's sports and pastimes. An ensemble of 10 musicians play against a very large 4K screen in a yoga studio.
Music and poetry come together in this contemplative, uplifting work on solitude. Featuring Sir Simon Russell Beale. Rated 4* by The Telegraph.

having problems?

Help with access

You need a ticket to watch this online performance. Happily, this is just a few clicks away. Your purchase will directly support the artists, all of whom are paid for their work.
Get your ticket now
If you've got a ticket but are still having issues, send us a message at hello@greengageventures.com

Help with access

You need a ticket to watch Postcards From Vienna. Happily, this is just a few clicks away. Your purchase will directly support the artists, all of whom are paid for their work.
Purchase ticket
If you have a ticket but are still having issues, send us a message at hello@greengageventures.com

You're early!

This show is coming soon. To be notified when tickets go on sale, click the button below.

Sign up to Greengage's newsletter

Be the first to hear about Greengage's events and our latest updates. We'll also send you a curated list of the world's best digital theatre and music (not just Greengage shows!) that you'll love.

Success!
You're on the list.
Check your inbox now for your welcome email. If you can't see it, look in your junk folder as our emails sometimes end up there.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.