An exploration of the history of virtuoso singing with Bobby McFerrin and jazz singer Stephen Duffy.
Afternoon / Jocasta By Andrew Rissik Juliet Aubrey reads this new monologue exploring the psyche of Queen Jocasta, wife of Oedipus.
It is early morning, and Oedipus has discovered that his wife is also his mother.
Sitting alone, outcast, we are drawn into Jocasta's world as she tries to understand her situation, her guilt and what she feels compelled to do.
Jocasta....Juliet Aubrey / Vocal Pyrotechnics: An exploration of the history of virtuoso singing with Bobby McFerrin and jazz singer Stephen Duffy.
Jocasta....Juliet Aubrey / Vocal Pyrotechnics From the early days of Baroque vocal ornamentation, through the florid coloratura of 18th Century opera, to the remarkable scat improvisations of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, the human voice has fascinated and amazed audiences for hundreds of years.
Inspired by the vocal pyrotechnics of tonight's conductor, Bobby McFerrin, jazz singer Stephen Duffy looks at the history of vocal athletics, and discovers the origins of the virtuoso voice.
With contributions from singers Catherine Bott and Dame Cleo Laine, and vocal coaches Gordon Stewart and Linda Hirst.