The Madness of… Andrew Watts

Venue Great Hall

Running time 50

Artists: Andrew Watts countertenor, Gavin Roberts piano

Director Works by Handel, Reimann, Stravinsky, Britten and Bach


Tickets £10 | Students and U16 £5

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Next date 7th August 10:00 pm

About this event

Countertenor Andrew Watts displays his versatility in a programme of songs and arias exploring ‘madness’ in all of its forms. Taking characters from opera, oratorio and song Andrews explores the cause, event, and the outcome of madness.

Andrew Watts’ many operatic engagements include appearances with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and BBC Proms. His concert engagements include appearances with BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Los Angeles and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestras, at the Salzburg, Lucerne, Lausanne, Cernier and Edinburgh Festivals, Vienna, New York, Budapest, Seville, Paris, Cologne, Brussels, France, Australia and Italy.

‘I have been very lucky over the years, in that there have been over forty world premiere works I have performed. It’s all very exciting: you can meet with the composer to hear their thoughts on the work, and ask whether your interpretation is getting close to the ideas behind what is written.’ – Andrew Watts

More vocal recitals:
Clare Wilkinson on 30th July
Tom Randle and Gillian Keith on 4 August
Sarah Gabriel on 13 and 20 August
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