A new weekly series of Glyndebourne artists from all over the world singing the folk songs they love.
Opera can be outsized, full on, epic, but these intimate musical miniatures calm the soul. In these troubled times, we hope it will provide a tranquil moment in your week.
Jennifer Johnston performs ‘She Moved Through the Fair’
Vuvu Mpofu performs ‘Thula Thula’
Karen Cargill performs ‘Eriskay Love Lilt’
Sir Thomas Allen performs ‘The Water of Tyne’
Max Mandel performs ‘My Lagan Love’
Dame Felicity Lott performs ‘Waly Waly’
Danielle de Niese performs ‘Danny Boy’
‘You may be wondering why an Irish song is so close to my heart, but in Sri Lanka – which was colonised by the British, the Dutch and the Portuguese – a lot of these songs made it over there. These are the songs that my parents and their families grew up singing. I had this arrangement made by a very dear friend to give to my parents as a surprise when I did my first performance in Sri Lanka. It was very moving for them, and unexpected. I really love it and I hope you enjoy it too.’
– Danielle de Niese
In this short video, Danielle de Niese introduces Peaceful Moments, and tells you what to expect from the series
Glyndebourne is facing a devastating impact due to the cancellation of Festival 2020. If you have enjoyed our Peaceful Moments series, please consider donating to our COVID-19 emergency appeal.