A sparkling serenata in one-act from Les Bougies Baroques

6th August . 7:30pm to 9:10pm . 80 minutes, no interval
18 full price 15 concessions

Les Bougies Baroques bring the true spirit of the Baroque to Wilton's. Take our auditorium's glorious acoustic, add the exquisite accompaniment of historic instruments to the sublime tones of three sopranos and a countertenor, then simply sit back and enjoy.

Led by conductor-harpsichordist/fortepianist Ian Peter Bugeja, this internationally-acclaimed, young generation of pioneers in early music – who perform with zest, energy and passion – specialise in bringing 16th to 19th-century music to intimate and/or historic settings. Performed on original and reproduction instruments, Il Parnaso Confuso is the frivolous, light, and frothy tale of Apollo, the Muses, and a misunderstanding over a wedding date. First performed in Vienna in 1765 by four Hapsburg Archduchesses and conducted from the harpsichord by the future Emperor Leopold II as a surprise wedding gift for their brother, the work is brought to life once again by Les Bougies Baroques – whose production at Wilton’s is the perfect marriage of historical and contemporary operatic values.

Ian Peter Bugeja - Artistic & Music Director
Anna Pool - Stage Director
Edmund Taylor - Leader
Daire Halpin - Soprano
Louisa Petais - Soprano
Alison Manifold - Soprano
Cenk Karaferya - Countertenor
Maciej Krajewski - Production Designer
Tom Jackson - Stage Manager
Sarah Sweet - Deputy Stage Manager

Traveling during the tube strike (5th/6th August):
The DLR and Overground lines are unaffected so we recommend traveling to us via Shadwell station wherever possible. From Waterloo and London Bridge station you can catch the RV1 bus to Tower Hill.

They like it

  • Les Bougies Baroques brought energy and uplifting perfection from the get-go, causing us all to fan ourselves with programmes and tap our feet in time with each wonderfully executed piece

    The Bath Chronicle

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