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Isbé - Mondonville

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Review: Isbe, Mondonville

Kortars, 16th March 2016

In the title role Katherine Watson was a sparkling, clear soprano, whose sensitive soul singing drew attention throughout.

Full review here, 7th March 2016

Plaintive, languid, possessed by desire, the Isbé of Katherine Watson (with an aria in each act) has the elegance of angelic femininity, bright and ardent, and with a natural softness that is tragic and intense.  

Full review here


dir. György Vashegyi

Orfeo Orchestra

Purcell Choir


Katherine Watson, Isbé

Reinoud Van Mechelen, Coridon

Thomas Dolié, Adamas

Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Desire / Charite

Alain Buet, Iphis / Third hamadryad

Blandine Folio-Peres, Fashion / Céphise

Rachel Redmond, Ámor / A shepherdess / Clymėne / A nymph

Artavazd Sargsyan, Tircis / First hamadryad / Forest god

Komáromi Márton, Second hamadryad

Earlier Event: February 23
Theatre of the Ayre, Wigmore Hall
Later Event: March 24
B Minor Mass