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Accademia Bizantina

Händel. Belshazzar

vocal
Sat 13 Aug 2016 19.30
start 19.30
expected end time 23.05
18:30 Interview with Ottavio Dantone

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A chilling masterpiece: Handel at his very best

In Handel's oratorio Belshazzar, the crown prince of Babylonia overindulges in drunkenness and sacrilege. During a feast at the court, he uses the goblets his ancestors stole from the temple of Jerusalem. An ominous prediction immediately appears on the wall: Babylon will fall. Handel and his librettist transformed this Bible story into a chilling masterpiece. Dramatic recitatives, rousing choruses and heart-rending arias, this is Handel at his very best. Every note exudes drama, every detail brings Belshazzar’s decadent empire to life. With this internationally acclaimed production, Ottavio Dantone and his Accademia Bizantina bring this delirious edition of the MAfestival to a fitting close.

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programme

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Belshazzar

performers

Accademia Bizantina: orchestra
Capella Cracoviensis: choir
Ottavio Dantone: musical direction
Rupert Charlesworth: tenor (Belshazzar)
Rosemary Joshua: soprano (Nitocris)
Delphine Galou: contralto (Daniel)
Filippo Mineccia: counter tenor (Cyrus)
Andreas Wolf: bass (Gobrias)

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Accademia Bizantina: orchestra
Capella Cracoviensis: choir
Ottavio Dantone: musical direction
Rupert Charlesw...

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Sat 13 Aug 2016 19.30
start 19.30
expected end time 23.05
18:30 Interview with Ottavio Dantone

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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