Tag: shakespeare

Friday Fun: Full Fathom Five (Adès)

This is not the kind of music I normally find appealing, being atonal and deeply, deeply strange.  It’s from Thomas Adès’s recent opera of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.  This aria belongs to Ariel, an airy spirit, and is sung here …

Come Away Death (Roger Quilter)

I’ve only discovered Quilter recently, mostly because there was a book of his art song available at the Allans sale a few weeks ago and I was seduced by the prospect of singing Shakespeare’s poetry.  My friendly salesperson, who is…

Timon: Quick foodie preview

So very tired this evening – I’ve got all my photos onto the computer, but given my current, somewhat incoherent, state, I’m not even going to attempt a proper write-up now. Just as a little tease, though, here’s my menu…

Coriolanus Cookery – thinking out loud

I’m trying to figure out my menu for Sunday’s Shakespeare, and finding it unusually difficult (it doesn’t help that I’m a bit under the weather this week.  I actually have a really impressively revolting Shakespearean euphemism for my current condition,…