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6:30 PM18:30

Handel's "Rinaldo" - Seville

The English Concert performs Georg Frederic Handel's Rinaldo, featuring soloists Iestyn Davies, Jane Archibald, Sasha Cooke, Joelle Harvey, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, and Luca Pisaroni

Handel knew how to put on a show. With Rinaldo, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, he created a thrilling crowd-pleaser. Rinaldo dazzles with its expressive arias, like the plaintive “Lascia ch’io pianga,” one of the most popular soprano arias ever written. Rinaldo’s spectacular instrumental writing is unsurpassed, with rousing trumpets, drums, strings, and oboe in the martial aria “Or la tromba” and show-stopping harpsichord pyrotechnics—originally improvised by Handel—in the fiery aria “Vo’ far guerra.”

Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville

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7:15 PM19:15

Mozart's "Lucio Silla"

The English Concert at Buxton Opera House
Buxton, UK

The English Concert have established themselves in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside over past seasons, showcasing their prowess for baroque opera, in particular Purcell and Handel. In their third residency, they demonstrate their pedigree once again in a more classical vein with Mozart’s early opera Lucio Silla under one of their favourite guest directors Laurence Cummings.

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