LANGUOROUS ECSTASY: AUSTIN GUNN IN RECITAL
A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertines put value on physical pleasures, meaning those experienced through the senses. As a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, particularly in France and Great Britain.
This recital by tenor Austin Gunn will show the responses of Reynaldo Hahn, Hugo Wolf, Roger Quilter and Benjamin Britten, among others, to the works of libertine poets John Wilmot, Paul Verlaine, Theophile de Viau and Lord Byron. Austin Gunn performs frequently as a soloist at venues throughout Europe in the majority of oratorio and concert repertoire. He made his operatic debut as Vorsinger (Zaide) with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival, and has since worked extensively with major opera companies including Scottish Opera and English National Opera.
Tickets are priced £6.00 Start time 1.15pm
2.30pm: Vocal masterclass. Observers welcome
Trinny Tea refreshments will be served before and after the performance.