Investec International Music Festival: Handel Arias

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.

Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano

A selection of solo arias from some of Handel’s best-loved operas and oratorios, including:

Agrippina Pensieri, voi mi tormentate!

SolomonWill the sun forget to streak

TheodoraAs with Rosy Steps, and Defend her Heaven

Alcina – Mi Lusinga

Giulio Cesare - Va tacito e nascosto

*Unfortunately Rosemary Joshua has been forced to withdraw from this performance



Soloists & Players
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About

Harry Bicket is internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, appointed Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007

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Soloist

Sarah Connolly CBE, is one of the foremost British mezzo sopranos.

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ARIODANTE TOUR

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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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