Britten Sinfonia/Independent Opera

Joby Talbot standing landscape

The first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata which sets love poetry from across the ages.

Celebrating the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth, Britten Sinfonia and Independent Opera join forces to present the first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers. Setting some of the most beautiful poetry from across the ages with themes of love and loss, this new work will celebrate one of the greatest and enduring marriages in history.


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Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

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Collection: Classical Music

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