Dates and times
PURCELL Music from The
Fairy Queen (40’)
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1 in B-flat (10’)
HANDEL Arias from Semele: Oh, Jove in pity; Oh sleep; Myself I shall adore (15’)
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks (20’)
RICHARD EGARR Conductor / Harpsichord
CAROLYN SAMPSON Soprano
Described as a conductor “full of fizzy finesse”, Richard Egarr presents a celebration of Handel and Purcell. There’s a riot of colour in Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and in his Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1, and exquisitely beautiful arias from his humorous musical drama Semele, delivered by the dazzling soprano Carolyn Sampson.
suite from the opera The Fairy Queen
draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, a bewitching tale celebrating the wonder and joy
of love in all its forms. Purcell conjures up an enchanted world where the
magical forces of nature reign supreme.
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