English Concert / Radamisto

10 February 2013 / 18:30

Tickets £11 – 45

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Handel Radamisto

The English Concert
Harry Bicket
David Daniels Radamisto
Patricia Bardon Zenobia
Luca Pisaroni Tiridate
Elizabeth Watts Tigrane
Brenda Rae Polissena
Robert Rice Farasmane

Concert performance

For his first ‘Royal Academy’ opera, Handel chose an imposing subject: desire, dictatorship and personal infatuation at the court of the Armenian King Tiridate. After its first airing in London in 1720 the critic Charles Burney described Radamisto as ‘more solid, ingenious and full of fire than any drama which Handel had yet produced in this country.’ But there’s intense subtlety and humanity in Radamisto, too, in the delicate poise of its very personal and artful arias and ensembles. Baroque aficionado Harry Bicket assembles an all-star Handelian cast to join the musicians of the English Concert for this rare performance of the exquisite Radamisto.

Please note that there will be 2 intervals.
The concert will finish at approximately 9.45pm

Pre-concert performance 5.15pm, Hall
A performance by students from the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research (CEMPR) at Birmingham University following a week of masterclasses with Harry Bicket and The English Concert.

Listen to Catherine Bott, countertenor David Daniels and scholar Jonathan Keats explore the rich musical characterisations in Handel’s Radamisto

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

Produced by the Barbican


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