Ahead of what would have been Benjamin Britten’s 99th birthday, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Alice Coote debuts with Britten Sinfonia in a celebration of Britten and beautiful English music for voice and strings. Coote also performs a selection of arias from Handel’s mystical baroque opera, Alcina. Providing a dramatic climax to the programme is one of Britten’s last works, his Handelian cantata Phaedra.
In Conversation – 6.30pm
Cambridge University’s John Hopkins and Kate Kennedy discuss Britten and his creative world.