• Tea with Netty: Violinist and Conductor Monica Huggett

    Monica Huggett gravitated to the baroque violin in the early 70’s, also appearing with classical and contemporary music groups, and even in sessions with the Rolling Stones! She became well-known as a soloist, leader and director, notably with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Trio Sonnerie, a...

  • Tea with Netty: Conductor Laurence Cummings

    This week, Netty is joined by Laurence Cummings; a much loved keyboard player/ director who has a long history with the OAE, including many Glyndebourne seasons. As Christmas is approaching, and therefore the season for ‘The Messiah’, Laurence shares his thoughts about his own approach to perform...

  • Tea with Netty: Peter Whelan

    Netty has a cuppa with Peter Whelan. Peter is a man of many parts. He used to be principal bassoon for the OAE and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and he now has his own ensemble; Ensemble Marsyas. He has directed for English Touring Opera and Irish National opera and teaches at the Royal Conserva...

  • Tea with Netty: Bass Matthew Rose

    Matthew Rose is an extremely versatile bass opera-singer, with an enormous repertoire from Monteverdi to Wagner, and beyond. He appears all over the world, but when in the UK can be found either on a golf-course, or in the audience of concert halls.

    In this episode of Tea with Netty, he divulges...

  • Tea with Netty: Presenter of BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week, Donald Macleod

    This week’s guest on Tea with Netty is Donald Macleod – much loved presenter of Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3.

  • Tea with Netty: OAE Librarian Colin Kitching

    Netty sits down with our librarian, Colin Kitching.

    Colin originally joined the OAE as a player in the viola section and has gone on to be our Librarian. As his retirement approaches, Netty takes a look back at Colin’s long and respected life in the profession.

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  • Tea with Netty, Henry, Nia and Dominika

    Netty is joined by three violins from the OAE violin section; Henry Tong, Dominika Feher and Nia Lewis. The foursome compare and contrast their chosen trajectories towards OAE and learn a lot about each other in the process.

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  • Tea with Netty: Conductor Riccardo Minasi

    As the OAE perform Così fan tutte at Glyndebourne, Netty speaks to Riccardo Minasi, who is conducting the Orchestra. The pair have a laugh in sharing their entertaining moments from the show.

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  • Tea with Netty: OAE Founding Member and Principal Flute Lisa Beznosiuk

    Netty spills with tea with OAE founding member and Principal Flute Lisa Beznosiuk. Lisa shares stories about how she accidentally found classical music before becoming obsessed with it.

  • Tea with Netty: Tenor Mark Padmore

    In this episode of Tea with Netty, Mark Padmore joins our host to discuss our co-production with Marquee TV of Bach’s St John Passion. Mark first did the St John Passion with us in 2005 and has revisited it over the years. Netty and Mark discuss their deeper understanding of the music and where t...

  • Tea with Netty: OAE Founding member Alison Bury

    In our latest episode, Netty is joined by OAE founding member, Alison Bury, and they share some giggles over a cuppa. The pair reminisce about starting their baroque careers together at college and share stories of their friendship through music.


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  • Tea with Netty: Director of BBC Proms, David Pickard

    This month Netty shares a brew with the Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard. The pair trace his career from his Hollywood aspirations as a child, through his time at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

    Along the way, David spills the T on his secre...

  • Tea with Netty: Backstage at Glyndebourne

  • Tea with Netty: Composer and Conductor Iván Fischer

    Netty shares a breakfast brew with conductor and composer Iván Fischer. Hear them debate the function of a symphony orchestra; empathy for first-time listeners and why he’ll never enter the doors of an opera house again.


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  • Tea with Netty: Sir Roger Norrington

    For this episode, Netty popped down to Devon to chat with OAE Emeritus Conductor and period instrument legend Sir Roger Norrington at his home. Sir Roger has been with us from the beginning, famous for conducting from a swiveling office chair, encouraging applause between movements and his disdai...

  • Tea with Netty: Baritone Roderick Williams

    "Sing like you're being tortured."

    Roderick Williams shares his experience working with Peter Sellars on the St John Passion; the taste of Southbank's Royal Festival Hall floor and weeping with forgiveness for a savage choir.
    Later in the conversation, Netty and Roderick reminisce on their rece...

  • Tea with Netty: Pianist Sir András Schiff

    In this episode, Netty shares a cuppa with Sir András Schiff and delves into his musical development in Hungary, the significance of the fortepiano in setting tempo and the importance of Bach.


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  • Tea with Netty: Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev

    In August 2019, Netty caught up with conductor Maxim Emelyanychev at Glyndebourne, where he was conducting us in a production of Handel’s opera Rinaldo.


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  • Tea with Netty: Iestyn Davies

    In September 2019, Netty met with countertenor Iestyn Davies during our run of Handel's Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, where he sang the role of Ottone.
    They discuss Iestyn’s archaeology degree, how you don’t choose to become a countertenor, and the important role of Cathedrals in British ...

  • Tea with Netty: OAE Principal Artist, John Butt

    John Butt is both Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow and musical director of Edinburgh’s period instrument orchestra, Dunedin Consort and when he’s not doing all of that, he is also one of our Principal artists.

    Netty draws out some hilarious anecdotes and reveals the man b...

  • Tea with Netty: Sir Nicholas Kenyon

    In this episode, Netty sits down with Sir Nicholas Kenyon, former music critic, responsible for the Proms from 1996 – 2007 and now Managing Director of the Barbican Centre to discuss the tough questions facing our industry.

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  • Quaran-tea-ne with Netty: Alina Ibragimova

    In this special quarantine episode, Netty chats with violinist Alina Ibragimova about how she’s getting on in lockdown, her childhood in Russia and goat yoga.

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  • Tea with Netty: OAE Chief Executive Crispin Woodhead

    In this episode, Netty sits down with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment CEO Crispin Woodhead to discuss his theory on why you might be forgiven for falling asleep during a concert and how Mozart in the Jungle is more truth than fiction.

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  • Tea with Netty: Catherine Mackintosh

    In this episode, Netty sits down with one of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s founding members, Cat Mackintosh, to talk about how the OAE was formed back in the 1980s and what else was happening in the early music scene back then. The pair also share a giggle about what is the most dem...