Andrew Watts, counter-tenor
Gavin Roberts, piano
St Marylebone is known for its Royal connections, and thus this recital nods to some of the characters of Kings and Princes that are portrayed by the modern day Counter-Tenor. ‘Kings and Princes’ or "Heroes and Mortals" as some see them form the central panoply of repertoire for counter-tenor. This diverse exploration includes some core repertoire as well as some unknown gems. Internationally renowned operatic countertenor Andrew Watts, makes a welcome return to the festival and brings these characters to life with his usual poise and elegance. Works by Benjamin Britten, Gioachino Rossini, Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, Antonio Vivaldi and G F Handel feature.