Alexander’s Feast HWV 75
Forces of Nature opens in style with one of Handel’s most thrilling and evocative compositions.
Alexander’s Feast recounts the story of a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress, ThaÏs in the captured Persian city of Persepolis, during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre, arousing various moods in Alexander until he is finally incited to burn the city down in revenge for his dead Greek soldiers.
Alexander’s Feast features some of Handel’s most sublime music, including the rarely performed Concerto for harp and lute.
Coming together on Handel’s birthday, LHF Musical Director Laurence Cummings leads a team of starry soloists, the London Handel Orchestra, the London Handel Singers and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellows in an opening concert not to be missed.
Soprano: Lucy Crowe
Tenor: Stuart Jackson
Bass: Jonathan Lemalu
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
London Handel Orchestra
London Handel Singers
National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellows
Tickets: £55 / £45 / £35 / £25 / £15
Monday 21 November: tickets on sale to Major Donors and Director’s Circle
Wednesday 23 November: tickets on sale to Gold Patrons
Friday 25 November: tickets on sale to Patron’s Circle
Monday 28 November: tickets on sale to Festival Benefactors
Wednesday 30th November: tickets on sale to Associate Benefactors
Friday 2 December: tickets on sale to Friends
Monday 5 December: tickets on sale to General public