It’s an epic cornucopia of musical delights, filled with dazzling arias, ravishing duets and thrilling choruses.
They’re back! After an astonishing debut with Alcina in 2021, conductor Harry Bicket and his sensational orchestra, The English Concert, return with another dazzling baroque masterpiece performed in concert. This time, it’s Handel’s Solomon.
A magnificent song of celebration (sung in English!), Solomon celebrates the famously wise king in action: as a devoted husband to his beloved queen (never mind the 699 other wives or the 300 concubines), as a sage dispenser of justice (remember the two mothers laying claiming to the same baby?) and as a lavishly welcoming host to the visiting Queen of Sheba.
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"Conductor Harry Bicket is a well-established master of this repertoire... Time seemed to stand still as the audience found itself immersed in the romantic longing or existential despair of one character or another."
Listen to the thundering "Swell the Full Chorus" from Handel's Solomon:
Read the synopsis
Soloists to be announced later.
Sung in English, with English subtitles
Running time: approximately three hours and 15 minutes, including two intermissions