Songs for Nancy

Mozart, Haydn, Storace, Salieri, Sarti, Martín y Soler


Anglo-Italian soprano Nancy Storace (1765 - 1817) was renowned for her vocal prowess
and remarkable stage presence, enjoying a glittering career across Europe.
The daughter of an Italian double-bass player and born in London, she was
recognised as a child prodigy in England, and was already starring in opera
in Italy whilst still a teenager. 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 a
concert of glorious music associated with her. ‘Songs for Nancy’ will be
performed by two rising stars, Jacquelyn Stucker, currently a Jette Parker
Young Artist at the Royal Opera, and Rhiannon Llewellyn, who thrilled
audiences at Bampton’s 2017 production of Salieri’s La scuola de’gelosi.
Mozart Ch’io mi scordi di te? K505
Mozart Deh vieni, non tardar from Le nozze di Figaro K492
Haydn Symphony No. 83 in G minor ‘The Hen’ Hob.I/83
Haydn Miseri noi, misera patri
Arias and overtures from Salieri La scuola de’gelosiStephen Storace No Song, No Supper, Sarti Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode, and Martín y Soler, Una cosa rara.
This concert opens the 25th Anniversary season of Bampton Classical Opera


Jacquelyn Stucker, Rhiannon Llewelyn soprano


Andrew Griffiths conductor and piano