31st March 2016
THURSDAY 31 MARCH 7PM
St George's, Hanover Square
St George Street
London, W1S 1FX
HANDEL ELPIDIA HWVA1
LEO DUARTE musical director
ORCHESTRA OF OPERA SETTECENTO
Handel’s pasticcio Elpidia (L’Elpidia overo li rivali generosi) Opera Settecento’s concert on 31 March will represent the opera’s first performance since it received 17 performances at The Haymarket Theatre in 1725. Apostolo Zeno’s text was not translated for his audience (due to lack of time according to his publisher) nor does it include Belisario’s arias. Handel created this pasticcio to showcase the most attractive arias from the preceding Venetian carnival season, with a special emphasis on Vinci whose music was largely unknown in London at that time.
Handel utilises several arias by Vinci, mainly from Ifigenia and Rosmira, also from Camilla, but his singers also brought arias into the mix by Lotti, Sarro, Capelli and Orlandini.
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Running time approximately: 3 hours including a 20 minute interval.
TICKETS: £45, £40, £35, £30, £32, £12, £10
GENERAL BOOKING INFORMATION:
12 JANUARY - online booking for members of the
HANDEL SUPPORTERS only.
19 JANUARY - online booking for everyone else.
21 JANUARY - telephone booking for everyone else -
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|JOE BOLGER||MARIA OSTROUKHOVA|