"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
Alice Coote steps in to replace Joyce DiDonato for European Ariodante concerts
It is with deep regret that Joyce DiDonato has announced that she will not be able to participate in the European performances of Ariodante with Harry Bicket and The English Concert due to a medical procedure. She is immensely sorry to disappoint her fans and admirers but is hugely grateful to the wonderful Alice Coote for stepping in for the European concerts, and to Harry Bicket and The English...Continue Reading
Sarah Connolly and Rosemary Joshua are two of this country’s most eminent Handelians and, with Harry Bicket in his element, they capture the very essence of Handel’s dramatic world through the medium of these miniature masterpieces.View Performance
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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.We are delighted to announce our our third residency this summer, demonstrating our pedigree once again in a more classical vein with Mozart’s early opera Lucio Silla. Directed by one of our favourite guest directors...More Info
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