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Upcoming events (3)

Monteverdi's Vespers, L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar, Barbican

Barbican Centre

Hello, dear Baroque Music friends,

I hope everyone is doing well.
We are being spoiled with all the choices of baroque concerts this season, I'm sure there will be more. But you have to see L'Arpeggiata live at least once.

Hopefully, see you there too!

*** Pre-concert meet-up: from 7 pm in the foyer ground floor, by the Benugo stand
*** Post-concert drinks: The Barbican bar upstairs

*** And here from the concert website:
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/larpeggiatachristina-pluhar-monteverdis-vespers

Tue 14 Dec 2021, 19:30, Barbican Hall

Christina Pluhar and her daring Baroque ensemble L'Arpeggiata thrive on pushing music to its limits. Join us in the Hall or online as they sing out the brilliance and beauty of Monteverdi's Vespers.

It's 1610 and Monteverdi's writing has broken new boundaries. Uplifting, joyful and theatrical: old traditions and meticulous polyphony meet virtuosic solo lines and twirling instrumentation. Dancing energy, astonishing improvisations and the very best of the iconic work will be brought out in flourishing one-to-a-part vocal lines from L'Arpeggiata's hand-picked soloists.
'A truly exciting one-voice-per-part Vespers that rethinks the work anew' was the verdict of Gramophone of the group's 2011 recording. Ten years on, and Pluhar and L'Arpeggiata have firmly established themselves as front-runners of Baroque music interpretation, with an unparalleled degree of freedom to their re-imaginings.

Performers: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar director

Programme: Claudio Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine

Handel – Theodora / Joyce DiDonato, Harry Bicket / Royal Opera House (Feb 2nd)

Handel’s Theodora is an oratorio, but this will be a staged performance, as an opera, so to speak.

It’s a sad story with many beautiful arias, several heart-breaking duets, and mesmerising choirs.
And because it’s so good, I’m going twice – on Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 12th (so don’t be confused seeing two events for the same piece).

See you there!

And here the details:

*** Pre-concert meet-up: from 6 pm, location to be defined
*** Post-concert drinks: to be defined

*** ATTENTION: Buy your ticket in advance as it tends to sell out. Now is still a good time – good tickets are still available.
Check this link to see the view from a particular seat – select the date from the drop-down at the top, disregard the annoying pop-up: https://www.roh.org.uk/seatmap?performanceId=49115
To actually buy a ticket – use this link: https://www.roh.org.uk/events/49116/tickets

*** And here from the website:
https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/theodora-by-katie-mitchell-details

Theodora, G.F. Handel
A co-production with: Teatro Real, Madrid

Royal Opera House
Wednesday 2 February[masked]pm

The Royal Opera continues its celebration of the operas and oratorios Handel wrote for Covent Garden with a new production of his late masterpiece, Theodora, in which love transcends political tyranny. Theodora is persecuted for her religious beliefs, but her virtue inspires the devotion of one of her oppressors.

Joyce DiDonato and rising stars Julia Bullock and Jakub Józef Orliński lead an international cast of baroque specialists with some of Handel’s greatest choruses, matched in brilliance by arias and duets of profound dignity and humanity. Director Katie Mitchell views the story through the lens of contemporary religious terrorism, and gives a modern, feminist context to a work not heard at Covent Garden since 1750.

Conducted by Harry Bicket
Cast
• Theodora: Julia Bullock
• Irene: Joyce DiDonato
• Didymus: Jakub Józef Orlinski
• Septimus: Ed Lyon
• Valens: Gyula Orendt
• Messenger: Thando Mjandana
• Chorus: Royal Opera Chorus
• Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Handel – Theodora / Joyce DiDonato, Harry Bicket / Royal Opera House (Feb 12th)

Handel’s Theodora is an oratorio, but this will be a staged performance, as an opera, so to speak.

It’s a sad story with many beautiful arias, several heart-breaking duets, and mesmerising choirs.
And because it’s so good, I’m going twice – on Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 12th (so don’t be confused seeing two events for the same piece).

See you there!

And here the details:

*** Pre-concert meet-up: from 6 pm, location to be defined
*** Post-concert drinks: to be defined

*** ATTENTION: Buy your ticket in advance as it tends to sell out. Now is still a good time – good tickets are still available.
Check this link to see the view from a particular seat – select the date from the drop-down at the top, disregard the annoying pop-up: https://www.roh.org.uk/seatmap?performanceId=49115
To actually buy a ticket – use this link: https://www.roh.org.uk/events/49118/tickets

*** And here from the website:
https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/theodora-by-katie-mitchell-details

Theodora, G.F. Handel
A co-production with: Teatro Real, Madrid

Royal Opera House
Wednesday 12 February[masked]pm

The Royal Opera continues its celebration of the operas and oratorios Handel wrote for Covent Garden with a new production of his late masterpiece, Theodora, in which love transcends political tyranny. Theodora is persecuted for her religious beliefs, but her virtue inspires the devotion of one of her oppressors.

Joyce DiDonato and rising stars Julia Bullock and Jakub Józef Orliński lead an international cast of baroque specialists with some of Handel’s greatest choruses, matched in brilliance by arias and duets of profound dignity and humanity. Director Katie Mitchell views the story through the lens of contemporary religious terrorism, and gives a modern, feminist context to a work not heard at Covent Garden since 1750.

Conducted by Harry Bicket
Cast
• Theodora: Julia Bullock
• Irene: Joyce DiDonato
• Didymus: Jakub Józef Orlinski
• Septimus: Ed Lyon
• Valens: Gyula Orendt
• Messenger: Thando Mjandana
• Chorus: Royal Opera Chorus
• Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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