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Arianna in Creta HWV 32

Arianna in Creta HWV 32

London Handel Festival favourites La Nuova Musica and their dynamic Musical Director David Bates return to close the Spring Awakenings Festival with a concert performance of the sublime three-act Italian opera Arianna in Creta. First performed in 1734 at the King’s Theatre, Arianna in Creta is a powerful work recounting the tempestuous Greek legend of Theseus and Arianna on the magical island of Crete.

Featuring a highly acclaimed cast including two International Handel Singing Competition alumni and international Handel superstar Sonia Prina, who makes her debut at the Festival singing the role of Carilda.  

Come and experience this rare performance of an operatic treasure in the beautiful setting of Handel’s church. 


 Arianna Hilary Cronin 

Teseo Beth Taylor

Carilda Sonia Prina 

Alceste Louise Kemény

Tauride Patrick Terry 

Minos/Il Sonno Darwin Prakash 

La Nuova Musica 

Conductor David Bates

Online Preview for ticket holders and Members April 18th

Further Information

Length: 3hr 30min (including one interval)

Tickets: £15 – £65 (please note, £15 tickets have heavily restricted views)

Nearest tube: Bond Street (Central, Jubilee and Elizabeth line) | Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central and Bakerloo line).