James Bowman is one of the foremost and most influential countertenors of our time. His career spans opera, oratorio, contemporary music and recitals. After education at Oxford, he made his debut with Benjamin Britten in 1967, appeared at Glyndebourne in 1970, at the English National Opera in 1971 and at Covent Garden in 1972. Among his many opera engagements were the Paris Opera, La Scala, Venice and Aix-en-Provence. Bowman has led numerous albums with all the major record labels and with such conductors as Harnoncourt, Leonhardt, Hogwood and Pinnock. His recorded repertoire covers Baroque works and also embraces Orff's Carmina Burana, Jacques Loussier's Lumieres and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. James Bowman has given the world premieres of many important contemporary compositions, including works by Michael Tippett, Peter Maxwell Davies and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Composer & librettist Ari Frankel travels from opera (to scratch an angel) through mobile app development (Once Upon a Potty) to contemporary solo piano (SHATTERED, hymns for mortal creatures). His film, electronic and orchestral scores and sound design have gained kudos in Europe and America, including The Bourges International Electroacoustic Festival and The International Film & TV Festival of New York. Frankel has explored themes from The Tibetan Book Of The Dead, T.S. Eliot, Anne Sexton, Primo Levi and many others. Among his collaborators are Fiona Shaw, John Kelly, The Actors Studio and William H. Macy. The Glasgow Herald felt "true passion" in his music and The London Times marveled at "light seeming materials build[ing] an overwhelming effect". Frankel's work has been performed in New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, England, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Holland, Japan and Poland.
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