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The English Concert
Mar 25th 2018 @ Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street
New York, NY
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Sunday, March 25th, 2018
2:00 PM
Show: 2:00pm
Handel's Rinaldo (opera in concert)

Handel knew how to put on a show. With Rinaldo, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, he created a thrilling crowd-pleaser. Rinaldo dazzles with its expressive arias, like the plaintive “Lascia ch’io pianga,” one of the most popular soprano arias ever written. Rinaldo’s spectacular instrumental writing is unsurpassed, with rousing trumpets, drums, strings, and oboe in the martial aria “Or la tromba” and show-stopping harpsichord pyrotechnics—originally improvised by Handel—in the fiery aria “Vo’ far guerra.”

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, Artistic Director
Iestyn Davies, Rinaldo
Jane Archibald, Armida
Joélle Harvey, Almirena
Luca Pisaroni, Argante
Sasha Cooke, Goffredo
Jakub Józef Orliński, Eustazio

HANDEL Rinaldo (opera in concert)
Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland, Assistant Dean for the Kovner Fellowships and Administrative Director of Juilliard Historical Performance, The Juilliard School.