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Handel: Semele | Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists

Thursday May 2, 2019 at 19:30
Alexandra Palace Theatre, London
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  1. Semele HWV 58 - George Frideric Handel

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, led by John Eliot Gardiner, will showcase a new production of Semele, 'Handel's sexiest opera' in London’s oldest new theatre at Alexandra Palace. In a semi-staged performance directed by Thomas Guthrie - featuring a young, glamorous cast of international soloists - this concert will give audiences the chance to hear a fuller version of the work, notably with some passages by Handel very rarely heard in modern performances.

Based on one of the more salacious passages of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Handel’s musical drama tells the story of Semele, a mortal who is seduced by the powerful god Jupiter. Having heard of his infidelity, Jupiter’s jealous wife, Juno, swears vengeance and plots Semele’s downfall with the help of Somnus, god of sleep. The relationship between gods and mortals blazes in a drama full of passion and power – to an ultimately tragic end…

Alexandra Palace Theatre
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY
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