From our friends:
Academy of Ancient Music, Handel’s Brockes-Passion
Good Friday 19 April, 3pm, Barbican
On the 300th anniversary of its premiere, AAM and Richard Egarr realise a long-held ambition to perform Handel’s mighty Passion-setting of rare humanity and beauty. Composed while the young Handel was at the peak of his operatic success in London, the Brockes-Passion is a sacred opera by another name, so intricate and richly painted are its emotions and events.
London Handel Festival
Until 29 April
Booking is open for the 2019 London Handel Festival, which has ‘Handel’s Divas’ as its theme. Highlights include ‘Handel & the Rival Queens’, exploring the relationship between two of Handel’s leading divas, the rarely-heard oratorio Athalia and our annual international singing competition. For further details and to book, visit – https://www.london-handel-festival.com/
The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, led by John Eliot Gardiner, perform Handel’s Semele
Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm, Alexandra Palace
This project will take Handel’s Semele on a prestigious European tour in April & May 2019 – including a one-off performance at ‘London’s oldest new theatre’: the newly-renovated Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace.
Book tickets here https://bit.ly/2QVgzzN