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‘a performance so stunning it was liable to make even the most jaded of early-music skeptics take note.’ – New York Classical Review (Ariodante, 2017)

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Joyce DiDonato, Harry Bicket: Handel's Ariodante on medici.tv.

'Bicket's band is in its element in this repertoire': Ariodante in review

Fresh from our month-long tour of the USA and Europe, reviews of Ariodante - our latest installment in our series of Handel operas-in-concert for New York's Carnegie Hall - have been flooding in.

Following Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando in previous years, the prospects of Ariodante and the all-star cast of Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Sonia Prina, Christiane Karg, Mary Bevan, David Portillo, Matthew Brook, Tyson Miller and Bradley Smith were enough to send tickets flying out of the door.

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2016-17 Season Highlights
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ARIODANTE TOUR

Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas.

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Mairlot Hall, Effingham

Two of this country's most eminent Handelians, Sarah Connolly and Harry Bicket join forces to capture the very essence of Handel’s dramatic world through the medium of these miniature masterpieces.

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Bristol Old Vic

The English Concert brings Handel’s 'Messiah' to life on stage in their latest collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic

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Wigmore Hall, London

The English Concert sets out to explore the beauty of Jewish musical life

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Aspiring baroque directors are put through their paces with intensive coaching on vocal and instrumental music...

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Fresh from our month-long tour of the USA and Europe, reviews of Ariodante - our latest installment in our series of Handel operas-in-concert for New York's Carnegie Hall - have been flooding in. Following Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando in previous years, the prospects of Ariodante and the all-star cast of Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Sonia Prina, Christiane Karg, Mary Bevan, David...

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