Bampton Opera's concert to mark the bicentenary of the death of Nancy Storace, the leading soprano of her day.


Jacquelyn Stucker SOPRANO
Rhiannon Llewellyn SOPRANO
Andrew Griffiths CONDUCTOR & PIANO

Songs for Nancy

Anglo-Italian soprano Nancy Storace (1765–1817) was renowned for her vocal prowess and remarkable stage presence, enjoying a glittering career across Europe. Recruited for the Emperor Joseph II’s new Italian opera company in Vienna, she came to the notice of the leading composers of the day, above all Mozart who created the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro specifically for her. 

Bampton Classical Opera marks the bicentenary of her death with an appealing concert of music associated with her, including arias sung by rising star Jacquelyn Stucker, currently a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera. The event opens Bampton’s own 25th Anniversary Season.

violin (leader)     Daniel Pioro

violin 1                 Davina Clarke

Violin 1                Elspeth MacLeod

violin 2                 Eloisa-Fleur Thom

violin 2                 Dunja Lavrova

viola                     Oliver Wilson

viola                     Vanessa McNaught

cello                     Alexander Rolton

bass                     Adam Wynter

flute                     Harry Winstanley

clarinet 1              Massimo Di Trolio

clarinet 2             Max Welford

oboe 1                 Emma Feilding

oboe 2                Lydia Griffiths

bassoon 1            Jo Turner

bassoon 2           Luke Tucker

horn                    Richard Bayliss

horn                    Gavin Edwards

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