Farinelli stars again!

Who’s up for a field trip to London to see the play “Farinelli and the King,” starring Mark Rylance* as King Philip of Spain and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies as legendary castrato Farinelli?

An interview with Davies, about his career as a counter-tenor, the history of castrati, and what it’s like to revive baroque opera today. He also sings 20th-c and newly composed repertoire by Britten, Adès, and Nico Muhly.

*Mark Rylance: some think he’s the greatest living Shakespearean actor; currently starring as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation of Tudor-era novel “Wolf Hall”; I’m VERY EXCITED about this.

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