Texas Early Music Project Presents "London City Limits: Opera On The Thames"

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Texas Early Music Project Presents "London City Limits: Opera On The Thames"
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Texas Early Music Project says
Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson, Artistic Director
presents

London City Limits: Opera on the Thames

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3PM
Both performances at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Admission $30 general; $25 seniors (60+); $5 students (at the door only)
Tickets available by cash, check, or credit card at the door
or online at http://www.early-music.org/season-tickets/

For more information, call 512-377-6961 and leave a message,
or email info@early-music.org.

The next stop on our Eurotour includes the stages and opera houses of 17th century London as we pay homage to Henry Purcell in a hilarious staged opera pastiche. The concert will be performed by a small period orchestra and six of TEMP's acclaimed soloists.

The best opera tells a story that is, if not totally–or even the slightest bit–believable, is one that we connect with through the characters and the music. With this in mind, we weave a plot around music from Purcell's The Fairy Queen, King Arthur, Dido & Aeneas, The Tempest, and some of his songs and dialogues. The concert also includes gems from his predecessors, Robert Johnson and Nicholas Lanier.

New York's Peter Walker (baritone) and Ryland Angel (countertenor) join TEMP's Jenifer Thyssen & Meredith Ruduski (sopranos), tenor Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, and baritone Brett Barnes for this unique production. Violinists Stephanie Raby, Bruce Colson (Austin), violist Bruce Williams, Jane Leggiero (cello), Scott Horton (theorbo), and Austin Baroque Orchestra director Billy Traylor (harpsichord) comprise the period orchestra.

As an early Valentine present, treat yourself and your sweetie(s) to the beauty of some of the most accessible opera in an intimate setting. We’ll tell a story that will make you laugh and put a smile in your heart. Purcell! Love! Fairies! Will there be a happy ending?####
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