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Handel’s Rival Divas

Handel’s Rival Divas

Southbank Sinfonia, an orchestra of outstanding young professionals, returns to the Festival alongside the winner and runner-up of the 2018 Handel Singing Competition in a programme exploring the lives of two of Handel’s divas, who were rivals in real life – Kitty Clive and Susannah Cibber. Both women premiered some of the best loved Handel arias and became famous as exponents of the English oratorio.

Handel Overture; Let the bright Seraphim; Return O God Samson HWV 57
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 flutes, 2 oboes and 2 violins in D minor RV 566
Rameau Suite from Naïs RCT 49
Geminiani Concerto Grosso No. 5 in G minor after Corelli
Handel Sweet bird L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55
Handel He was despised; He shall feed his flock Messiah HWV 56
Arne Overture Artaxerxes

Southbank Sinfonia
Adrian Butterfield director
Lauren Lodge-Campbell soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano

Tickets: £15 unreserved seating

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