Esther Hannaford is brilliant in this role – her voice, intensity, heartfelt and pure, made the hair on my arms stand up! Being of ethnic origin, that, my friend, is a musical chore in itself!
The subtitle of this concert is: From the Ancient to the New World. This expresses in concise form one of the major projects of the great viol-player and doyen of early music, the Catalonian Jordi Savall.
This production of Aladdin may stray from the original, add back story where previously none was available and may have tweaked a little to fit a local audience (Tim Tam reference, anyone?) but it is sure not to disappoint any fan.