Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.
Georg Frideric Handel
Overture from Admeto, HWV 22
Ero e Leandro, HWV 150
‘Tu del ciel’ from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a
Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 6 in G minor, HWV 324
Tra le fiamme, HWV 170
‘Per me già di morire’ from La Resurrezione, HWV 47