"Farinelli" on Broadway


James will be joining countertenor Iestyn Davies, and Tony and Oscar winner Mark Rylance in the Broadway transfer of Claire Van Kampen's play Farinelli and the King.

Previews will begin December 5, 2017 in advance of an opening night on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018.

More information can be found on the official Farinelli and the King website.

FARINELLI AND THE KING premiered to rave reviews and played a sold out run at Shakespeare's Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February 2015. The production later played a sold out engagement on the West End in Fall 2015, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre, and received six Olivier Award nominations.
King Philippe V of Spain (Mark Rylance), plagued by insomnia, lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli - a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe? In its five-star review, The Independent hailed Farinelli and the King as "a pitch-perfect production by John Dove. Mark Rylance's Phillipe is like the love child of Stan Laurel and Hamlet."

ETF - 'Calcutta' Crowdfunding Campaign

James and Ensemble Tempus Fugit are raising funds to put on a revival tour of 'Calcutta', a unique theatrical project that brings together English Baroque and Indian Classical music, and explores period crossover between the two in the 18th century. Click through to see the crowdfunder campaign page and watch the video for more information.

Music for the 100 Years' War Released

James' recording with The Binchois Consort, Music for the 100 Years' War is now available from Hyperion Records. The album celebrates in musical guise the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, fought on 25 October 1415. In doing so it also casts its net wider, embracing other aspects and events of the epic Hundred Years’ War (begun under Edward III), of which Agincourt formed but one part—albeit a heroic and iconic part.

New Dates for 16/17

A selection of James' upcoming performances for the 16/17 season are now available here. More will added as they are announced.

Highlights include Alto Soloist Messiah with the Leeds Philharmonic, Pallade/Famigliare I L'Incoronazione di Poppea with the studio of Opera de Lyon, Cyrus Belshazzar with the Petros Singers in London, and The Boy/Angel 1 (cover) Written On Skin at the Royal Opera House.