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English Concert: Handel – Amadigi di Gaula

Thursday 21st September, 7:00pm-10:00pm

The noble Amadigi loves the beautiful Oriana – but when there’s a jealous sorceress in the frame, the course of true love never did run smooth. Handel’s extraordinary “magic opera” Amadigi di Gaula was the hit of the 1715 London season, brimming over with some of the young composer’s most imaginative and enjoyable music. The English Concert has been bringing Handel’s world to life for over five decades, and this concert performance – using period instruments as well as a vibrant cast of specialist singers – brings Amadigi back to the West End for a night of passion, magic and singing that’ll light up the sky.

Handel – Amadigi di Gaula

The English Concert
Tim Mead Amadigi
Hilary Cronin Oriana
Mary Bevan
Hugh Cutting Dardano
Kristian Bezuidenhout Director

The English Concert is an outstanding orchestra: exceptional, in the world-renowned quality, ambition and variety of its live and recorded output; unique, in the zeal of its players for working and performing together; unwavering, in its desire to connect with its audience throughout the world. Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty. The artistic partners they collaborate with reflect and enhance our pursuit for new ways to bring our music to life. Joyce DiDonato, Dame Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, Dominic Dromgoole, Tom Morris and many more have not only brought their extraordinary skills to individual projects but continue to help them to shape the way they perform. 

One cornerstone of the orchestra’s annual cycle is its international Handel Opera tour. Blossoming from an ongoing relationship with Carnegie Hall, the itinerary now regularly takes in the Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Elbphilharmonie and Barbican Hall, and the roster of great halls continues to grow. Meanwhile, our regular London series allows us to explore a radically different path, presenting programmes to our home audience that challenge and inspire us. In 2023, The English Concert launched their ambitious Handel for All project, which aims to film and make freely available all of Handel’s works online. 

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 21 Sep 7:00 PM £65/£55/£45/£16/£10 Book

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