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"Under Harry Bicket's lively direction, each instrumentalist played as though personally responsible for the entire show, wringing out every ounce of drama: at one point during Act II, the cellos unleashed such a torrent of fury that they threatened to upstage the cast." - Financial Times

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

Handel's Ariodante: Live from New York's Carnegie Hall

Watch the live footage from our performance of Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall (broadcast live from Medici.TV's online platform on Sunday 30 April).

Featuring an all-star cast including the likes of Joyce DiDonato, Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina, Mary Bevan, Matthew Brook, David Portillo and Tyson Miller, the concert will be available as a free live stream, watchable from the video window below and from the Medici.TV website, for the next 3 months beginning at 2pm EST on Sunday 30 April (7pm GMT).

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2016-17 Season Highlights
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Barbican, London

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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With an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of baroque and classical music, The English Concert ranks among the finest chamber orchestras in the world.

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

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We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our recent recording of Purcell, Locke and their contemporaries with Sarah Connolly and Rosemary Joshua.Appearing under the Wigmore Hall's own label 'Wigmore Hall Live', the release is a recording of our 2015 concert entitled 'Music be the food of love'.CDs go on pre-release sale at our next Wigmore Hall performance on Wednesday 7 June; an exploration...

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