Les Arts Florissants / Belshazzar

13 December 2012 / 19:00

Tickets £12 – 55

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Handel Belshazzar

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie
Allan Clayton Belshazzar
Rosemary Joshua Nitocris
Caitlin Hulcup Cyrus
Iestyn Davies Daniel
Jonathan Lemalu Gobrias

Handel had a feeling Belshazzar was going to be a hit. He urged his librettist Charles Jennens to deliver more text as he worked on the piece in 1744, ‘it engages me warmly…and has given me opportunity to express some very particular ideas’ wrote the composer. Those ideas included a masterful handling of the multi-hued chorus and some of the most imaginative characterization Handel would conceive, all cradled in a work of immense dramatic sweep. William Christie has a way with this music like none other; he musters world-class soloists to join his own group Les Arts Florissants for a true musical feast. 

The concert will finish at approximately 10.15pm

There will be a pre-concert talk with conductor William Christie and singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott in the hall from 17:45 – 18:15.

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Find out more on Les Arts Florissants Official Website.

This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Barbican Productions 2012–2013

Produced by the Barbican


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