AAM Concerts

Handel's Orlando
Passion, magic and truly spectacular singing: Iestyn Davies stars, alongside Handel expert Laurence Cummings and Academy of Ancient Music in a concert performance of Handel’s epic fantasy opera Orlando.

Torn between love and glory, the warrior Orlando gives way to madness – and rampages through a world of lovers, sorcerers and all-powerful spirits. Handel’s 1733 opera is a true extravaganza, performed tonight by some of the world’s most brilliant living Handelians.

Iestyn Davies is just one member of a virtuoso cast, supported by Academy of Ancient Music and Laurence Cummings – conducting his first Handel opera as AAM’s Music Director. Together, they’ll bring a beauty, an imagination and a verve worthy of one of Handel’s sublimest operatic achievements. ‘Utterly heavenly’ was how The Daily Telegraph described Davies in this role, and this is Handel as it was meant to be heard: performed with insight and real vocal brilliance.

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Sun 30 Jun
 | 4.00pm
Barbican Hall
London
Tickets: 
From £15
020 7870 2500
Programme
Handel
Orlando
Performers
Iestyn Davies
Orlando
Rachel Redmond
Dorinda
Anna Dennis
Angelica
Matthew Brook
Zoroastro
Sophie Rennert
Medoro
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
director and harpsichord
Iestyn Davies
Rachel Redmond
Anna Dennis
Matthew Brook
Sophie Rennert
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
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