111. Venus and Adonis (Blow)

Masque for the King's Entertainment, in a prologue and 3 actsFirst performed: circa 1683Composer: John BlowLibretto: Unknown, possibly Anne Kingsmill CUPIDSoprano Lady Mary TudorVENUSSopranoMary (Moll) DaviesADONISBaritone SHEPHERDContralto or countertenor SHEPHERDESSSoprano HUNTSMANContralto or countertenor Cupids, shepherds & shepherdesses, huntsmen, & courtiersChorus  ★★★ Opera in England began in the court of Charles II, the merry monarch who reopened theatres and restored enjoyment … Continue reading 111. Venus and Adonis (Blow)