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The Barber Institute

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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TS United Kingdom
0121 414 7333 http://www.barber.org.uk/

Feb 2019

Handel: Apollo & Daphne

Wed 6th Feb @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Barber Institute, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TS United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

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…

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