Christine Rice’s spellbinding vocal timbre embodies all the shades of shattered, forbidden, or dying love, expressed in works of great dramatic depth. Also on the program, the sublime Concerto for String Orchestra by the 20th-century Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz.

Les Violons du Roy
CHRISTINE RICE Mezzo-soprano

Christine Rice is one of the leading British mezzo sopranos of her generation. A regular performer at the major European opera houses including Covent Garden; Glyndebourne; the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Frankfurt Opera; the Teatro Real, Madrid and English National Opera she has built a reputation both as a singing actress and a Handelian of the highest order.

RAMEAU Hippolyte et Aricie, “Cruelle mère des amours” (excerpt)
HANDEL Ariodante, HWV 33, “Scherza infida” (excerpt)
A. PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, “When I am laid in Earth” (excerpt)
BACEWICZ Concerto for String Orchestra
ELGAR Elegy, Op. 58
BRITTEN Phaedra, Op. 93

Saturday, November 30th 2019 at 8:00pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min

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Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8