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St John's Smith Square

Early Opera Company

Date: 24 Apr
Time: 19:30
St John's Smith Square

Early Opera Company & London Handel Festival

London Handel Festival: Handel and the Rival Queens
Two feisty modern-day sopranos take on the roles of the great rival divas of Handel's London operas of the 1720s, Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni.

Early Opera Company
Mhairi Lawson
FAUSTINA BORDONI
Mary Bevan
FRANCESCA CUZZONI
Lindsay Duncan
NARRATOR
Christian Curnyn
DIRECTOR
Programme:
Handel Overture to Ottone HWV15
Handel Overture to Alessandro HWV21
Handel Overture to Admeto HWV22
Porpora Overture to Polifemo
Handel 'Lusinghe piu care... Che tirannia d'Amor!' from Alessandro HWV21
Handel 'Placa l'alma, quieta il petto!' from Alessandro HWV21
Handel 'Che sento?... Se pieta' from Giulio Cesare HWV17
Handel 'Spietati, io vi giurai' from Rodelinda HWV19
Hasse 'Qual tempesta d'affeti... Son qual misera colomba' from Cleofide

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Now in its 304th year, St John's Smith Square continues to grow and thrive as a busy concert hall in the heart of Westminster, only a stone's throw from Westminster Abbey and within ear shot of Big Ben. A majestic building resounding to beautiful music in a serene city setting, St John's season features emerging young artists alongside internationally renowned choral, chamber, and orchestral musicians.

www.sjss.org.uk/

This Event is at St John's Smith Square

 St John's SW1P 3HA Smith Square, London

Now in its 304th year, St John's Smith Square continues to grow and thrive as a busy concert hall in the heart of Westminster, only a stone's throw from Westminster Abbey and within ear shot of Big Ben. A majestic building resounding to beautiful music in a serene city setting, St John's season features emerging young artists alongside internationally renowned choral, chamber, and orchestral musicians.

www.sjss.org.uk

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