In today’s Orange County Register online, I review tenor Ian Bostridge and Les Violons du Roy in a performance at Segerstrom Concert Hall. Here’s an excerpt.
How much Baroque music can you take? I have to admit that my own limit is something less than an entire concert’s worth. Perhaps it’s a character flaw.
At any rate, the Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, lead by its music director Bernard Labadie, rolled into town Friday night on the first stop of a tour that will wind its way to Carnegie Hall. The program went for Baroque, gobs of it. The instrumental excursions were enlivened by the presence of the English tenor Ian Bostridge, who sang a series of arias both known and obscure.
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