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Apollo’s Cabinet Presents “A Star is Born”

Apollo’s Cabinet Presents “A Star is Born”

 

2022 Göttingen Handel Competition winners Apollo’s Cabinet make their debut at the London Handel Festival with their award-winning programme ‘A Star is Born’.

 

Kitty Clive was the most famous singer-actress of the mid-eighteenth century and sought after by the managers of the Drury Lane Theatre. Composers such as Pepusch, Arne and Handel wrote arias specifically for her and she even collaborated with them on rewriting music to make it fit her style and persona, championing English musical theatre. Clive advocated for women’s rights in and outside the playhouse, defined her own image and even reimagined herself as the first female comedian. ‘A Star is Born’ follows Kitty Clive throughout her career, dramatising events in her professional and personal life, some true to life and others with a pinch of creative freedom.

Prior to the performance, ticket holders can gain access to the Foundling Museum and there is a pre-performance talk given by Katharine Hogg of the Foundling Museum on the Gallery’s permanent collection and the continued influence of Handel. 

Performers

Apollo’s Cabinet

Repertoire

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Mirth, admit me of thy crew L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55

Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667–1752)

The crow or daw Polly, to the tune of ‘The Bush aboon Traquair’

Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)

The Bush aboon Traquair

Pepusch

Why should I love the fair that flies me Six English Cantatas: When Loves soft passion

Handel

With plaintive notes and am’rous moan Samson HWV 57 

Was ever a man possest (originally No, non temere o bella) Ottone HWV 15

The Symphony, or Overture: Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Gigue Rinaldo HWV 7

Sweet Bird L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55

Thomas Arne (1710–1778)

The card invites

Stefani Germanotta and Mark Ronson (arr. Apollo’s Cabinet)

Shallow A Star is Born

Handel

Haste thee, nymph L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55


 

Tickets: £35* and £25*

*£35 ticket includes pre-performance talk, performance and entrance to the museum

*£25 ticket includes the performance only


 

Booking Dates

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

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