Handel & Hendrix in London | An Evening with Mark Padmore

An Evening with Mark Padmore

Sat 7th
Sept 2024

“Handel's Dramatic Recitatives”

Handel was, above all, a theatre composer who had a tremendous sense of the dramatic. In this programme we explore some of his greatest recitatives - the Handelian equivalent of the Shakespearean soliloquy.

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Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore was born in London and studied at King’s College, Cambridge. He has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice, especially his renowned performances as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, staged by Peter Sellars. Mark was Artistic Director of the St. Endellion Summer Music Festival in Cornwall from 2012-2022, voted 2016 Vocalist of the Year by Musical America and appointed CBE in the 2019 Queens’ Birthday Honours List.