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Handel: Apollo & Daphne

Tuesday 5th February @ 7:30 pm

In the years before his reputation as the opera composer du jour was forged, Handel poured his creativity into a series of increasingly adventurous cantatas, among the most ambitious of which is Apollo and Daphne. Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, this ancient fable finds striking parallels with modern day power struggles, as Daphne fights to resist Apollo’s advances and transforms herself into a laurel tree, her branches watered forever by his tears. This extraordinary tale of passion and penitence is rendered by Handel in music of searing intensity, its rapturous obbligato writing by turns, playful, poignant and seductive.

BOOKING OPENS 01/09/2018

Programme

G.F. Handel Selection from Water Music HWV 348-350
G.F. Handel Silete venti HWV 242
G.F. Handel Apollo e Dafne HWV 122

Details

Date:
Tuesday 5th February
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Details

Date:
Tuesday 5th February
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,

Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718