Independent Opera and the Britten Sinfonia present Joby Talbot's new cantata
A new commission from Independent Opera celebrates the bi-centenary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and is inspired both by their marriage and the Queen’s sapphire and diamond coronet, designed by Prince Albert himself. Based on sacred texts by women from all over the world and throughout the ages, it reflects on love and loss.
Natalie Murray Beale, Independent Opera’s Creative Director, conducts the Britten Sinfonia and the Britten Sinfonia Voices with soloists Kelley O’Connor and Tobias Greenhalgh. The work is part of a double bill celebrating Queen Victoria, the second part of which is Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony No 3, dedicated to her.
A Sheen of Dew on Flowers by Joby Talbot, a co-production by Independent Opera and the Britten Sinfonia is at the Barbican Hall, London on April 11.