|Promoted by:||Mayfield Festival|
|Time:||Tuesday, 28 April 2020, at 8:00pm|
|Place:||Mayfield Convent Chapel, Mayfield|
|Description:||Mary’s Hand is a 75-minute mini-opera for solo mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble of trumpet, oboe/cor anglais and cello.
It tells the story of Mary I of England (Bloody Mary). Musical inspiration from Tallis’s Puer Natum Est Nobis Mass.
Daughter of Henry VIII and Catharine of Aragon, Mary Tudor attempted to reverse the English Reformation and restore Roman Catholicism. This was reversed after her death in 1558 by Elizabeth I (Mary’s younger half-sister).