Friday, February 6, 2015

Adonis: Introducing bass-barihunk Chris Webb

Bass-barihunk Chris Webb
Chris Webb is new to our site and part of a group of young singers that the U.K.'s Opera Lyrica is taking on two tours of Britain. The singers will perform in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, as well as Blow's Venus and Adonis. Appropriately, Webb will be singing Adonis.

Webb attended Clare College Cambridge, where he sang in the chorus and appeared as a soloist with baroque music specialist Sir Roger Norrington on BBC Radio 3 with the Academy of Ancient Music. He has been appearing with a number of vocal ensembles, including the Zürcher Sing-Akademie and the a cappella group Over the Bridge.

Early music has played a big part in his burgeoning career, having sung Giove in Cavalli's La Calisto with the Hampstead Garden Opera, Melisso in Handels' Alcina with Musica Poetica London and Sleep/Winter in Purcell's Fairy Queen with Ars Eloquentiae.

His current tour with Opera Lyrica runs from February 15-21 and will take him to London, Oxford, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Additional performances are scheduled for May. Visit their website for additional information. This also marks Opera Lyrica's first appearance on our site.

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