Our annual commission from Carnegie Hall has quickly become a ritual, and it is not difficult to see why.
Uniting some of Handel’s greatest music with all-star casts, directed by Artistic Director Harry Bicket and with our virtuosic orchestra in full flight, it is an unmissable event. With Ariodante and Rinaldo in most recent seasons, now comes the turn of Semele; a tale of adultery and revenge amongst Gods.
The English Concert
Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Brenda Rae Semele
Elizabeth DeShong Juno/Ino
Benjamin Hulett Jupiter
Soloman Howard Cadmus/Somnus
Ailish Tynan Iris
Christopher Lowrey Athamas
Steven Fox Clarion Choir artistic director
‘In fact, one can’t say enough about the splenors of The English Concert under Bicket. At every turn, it seemed, they brought more colors and virtuosity to the music than we have any right to expect, whether in grand solos or the most minor phrase.’ – Broadway World
‘in arguably one of the most memorable performances of any opera in 2018, The English Concert came in with a superstar cast and conquered in a big way.' - OperaWire (New York)