The all-stars of Baroque opera are back!
The English Concert, a globe-crossing period instrument orchestra led by conductor Harry Bicket, returns to Los Angeles for a single not-to-be-missed concert performance. This masterpiece of baroque opera is full of brazenly amoral characters doing dastardly deeds. As the men surrounding her plot to take the throne, the grieving queen Rodelinda tries to stay one step ahead of them all, while remaining faithful to the memory of her husband, presumed dead. (Key word: “presumed.“)
Don't worry: Handel’s endlessly inventive score makes sense of it all. It’s one of his greatest operas—and he wrote dozens of them, so that’s saying something.
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Watch Lucy Crowe perform "Sel Mio Duol" with The English Concert below:
"The English Concert, a superb period instrument orchestra whose annual spring visit . . . is a must for Handel-lovers"
“The orchestral playing was shining and graceful all night, Bicket’s knowledge and assurance so great that it seemed to ooze out of the pit.”
Sung in Italian with English subtitles