Try Me, Good King: Libby Larsen Song Cycle in Recital with Judith Kellock (Soprano) and Albert Combrink (Piano)


Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen’s Song Cycle “Try Me, Good King” is a group of songs drawn from the final letters and gallows speeches of the first five wives of Henry VIII. Conceived as much as operatic “scenas” as a song cycle, these songs provide the ideal vehicle for American soprano Judith Kellock, Professor of Singing at Cornell University. Kellock and I will performing this cycle at the Baxther Theatre in Cape Town on Monday 3 August 2009, at 13H00.


Other works in the programme include South African composer Peter Louis van [read more…]