Bampton Classical Opera Announces Holiday Concert

By Nicolas Quiroga

Bampton Classical Opera has announced a concert showcase set for Dec. 12, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church in Oxfordshire.

The performance will feature two Christmas baroque cantatas including “Non Sò Qual Più M’ingombra” by Scarlatti and “Amarilli Vezzosa” by Caldara.

The first work tells the story of Christmas, while the later, a pastoral nativity, focuses on the story of three shepherdesses who bring gifts of flowers to the Christ Child.

Soloists include mezzo-sopranos Anna Starushkevych and Cathie Bell, as well as soprano Samantha Louis-Jean, all under the musical direction of Andrew Griffiths.

The performance can be viewed on the organizations official website, where it will be available between Dec. 14 and Jan. 6.

The company’s upcoming productions of Gluck’s “The Crown” and “Paris and Helen” have been postponed until 2021 due to continued concerns over COVID-19.