Nicholas Clapton

When not performing and teaching, I am a keen (some would say manic) gardener, I love cooking (Italian, Spanish, Magyar, you name it), I read a lot (especially nineteenth-century novels), and I am an inveterate haunter of junk-shops. Finding space for plants, books and “stuff” is a never-decreasing problem.

Links

Music and Singing

Favourite colleagues - The Locrian Ensemble

Favourite counter-tenors - James Bowman, Max Emanuel Cencic, Alfred Deller and Denis Lakey

Curious about castrati?

Curious about counter-tenors?
http://countertenors.tripod.com/

Male sopranos?

Three of my favourite singers, supreme examples to us all, technically and artistically - Marilyn Horne, Janet Baker and Leontyne Price

Nicola Porpora and Giovanni Adolfo Hasse, rivals of Handel in London

Dartington International Summer School - the best!

Benslow Music - year-round courses for performers of all abilities.

For refugees from BBC Radio 3, try Bartók Radio from Hungary (click on ÉLÕADÁS and enjoy trying to understand the announcements)

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust, a wonderful music therapy organisation

ARCOS, a marvellous charity helping people with all kinds of communication problems

 

Mad about plants?

The Royal Horticultural Society

For "plantaholics" (like me) 
http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/

The best public garden
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The best private garden
Great Dixter

Mad about books?

http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.usedbooksearch.co.uk/

Mad about art?

http://www.wga.hu/index.html

Budapest, my favourite city:

http://en.budapestinfo.hu/