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

We are delighted to announce that our forth-coming performance of Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall this Sunday (30th April) will be filmed; streamed live on Medici.TV's online platform for the world to see.

The announcement is born from the confluence of two flourishing partnerships; the first between The English Concert and our continuing commission from Carnegie Hall to present a series of Handel operas-in-concert; and the second between Carnegie Hall and Medici.TV.

Featuring an all-star cast including the likes of Joyce DiDonato, Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina and more, the concert will be available as a free live stream, watchable from the video window below and from the Medici.TV website, beginning at 2pm EST on Sunday 30 April (7pm GMT).

Don't worry if you miss it, as the full video will be available for a further 3 months, or of course you could catch one of our European concerts during May.

ARIODANTE HIGHLIGHTS
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"If there is a more supportive Handelian conductor than Bicket, he or she is in hiding. The English Concert played with the vivacity and discipline of a continental ensemble, secured by Joseph Crouch’s expressive and attentive continuo cello, decorated variously with oboes, natural horns and dulcet treble recorders, and perfumed with the heathery tone of a mournful bassoon in Scherza infida" - The...

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Following her stunning appearance in Alcina in 2014, the latest instalment in our Handel opera series sees the return of Joyce DiDonato in the title role. Marking 500 years since the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a tale of knights and entangled love, Ariodante stands as Handel’s final opera on the subject after Alcina and Orlando.

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‘[DiDonato] allowed herself for a bar or two to drop to a pianissimo in a shattering instant of vulnerability. Bicket and the ensemble were right with her, their sound suddenly as delicate as lace under her whispered phrases.’ – New York Classical Review

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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. Catch a glimpse of the highlights, recorded live from Carnegie Hall.