Taking place on Easter Monday, the very day this piece was written for, the London Handel Festival is delighted to present Handel’s rarely performed masterpiece La Resurrezione. Musical Director Laurence Cummings leads the London Handel Orchestra and a starry line up of soloists in what will be the closing concert of our 2022 spring Festival. This is a concert not to be missed.
Laurence Cummings musical director
Nardus Williams soprano
Rachel Redmond alto
Ed Lyon tenor
Callum Thorpe bass
London Handel Orchestra
Full information on the performance and ticketing can be found through the St Martin in the Fields website.
La Resurrezione (The Ressurection) HWV 47, is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, set to libretto by Carlo Sigismondo Capece (1652-1728). Capece was a court poet to Queen Marie Casimire of Poland who was living in exile in Rome. It was first performed on Easter Sunday, 8 April 1708 at Rome, with the backing of the Marchese Francesco Ruspoli, Handel’s patron at this time. The work details the events between – and during – Good Friday and Easter Sunday, with the action carried forard in recitative, and exploration of character and delineation of mood taking place in the arias.