“A Masque for the Entertainment of the King”
A compact drama about a mythical love whose stirring depths hit us almost by surprise, Venus & Adonis was England’s first operatic masterwork. As with so many operas of this era, it is strongly influenced by the models of Jean-Baptiste Lully. While its French framework — its overture and many popular dances — are handled with care by one of England’s most esteemed masters, it is filled with charm all its own..

John Blow : Venus & Adonis


9 singers (including soloists) 9 instrumentalists

Technical info

1 harpsichord a = 415


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