University of Sheffield Autumn 2009 Concert Series
Casanova The World's Greatest Lover
Sunday 25 October, 19:30,
It was the 12 volumes of spicy memoirs written by the notorious Casanova that immortalised him for future generations.
These memoirs are brought to life by one of Britain's best loved-actors, Timothy West, who has had a long and distinguished career on the stage, including work for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is also well known for his TV and film appearances, which have included Bleak House, The 39 Steps, The Alan Clark Diaries and 102 Dalmatians.
Casanova was not just a renowned seducer, he was a soldier, priest, gambler and violinist, and interacted with the late 18th century's most influential people, including its finest composers. Therefore it's very fitting that Sophie Yates, one of the country's most sought after harpsichordists, provide interludes to Timothy West's readings of Casanova's memoirs, with works by Bach, Vivaldi, Rameau and Mozart.
£8, £5 (concessions), £2.50 (students/unwaged)
"Sophie Yates confirms her credentials as one of Britain's most talented harpsichordists"
The Daily Telegraph
"A model of virtuoso performance"
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