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Sage: Hall One
|Three Baroque tenors and an orcherstra: Ian Bostridge with Northern Sinfonia|
|Sometimes, glancing through reviews and recordings of Baroque opera arias, one might be forgiven for wondering whether tenors and basses ever appeared on the 18th-century stage – the genre seems dominated by the exotic lives of the castrati and the incredibly exciting music that was written for them. This evening’s concert by tenor Ian Bostridge and Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Bernard Labadie attempted to redress the balance, and showed that in fact the sopranos, mezzos and countertenors don’t have all the fun.
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