Operas, oratorios and odes highlight the 36th London Handel Festival
The London Handel Festival returns to iconic venues across the capital to celebrate the works of Handel and his contemporaries. This year’s festival offers performances of some of Handel’s rarely heard operas, including an exciting opening to the festivities, Imeneo, sung by students of the Royal College of Music International Opera School and conducted by the festival’s Artistic Director Laurence Cummings.
Handel and Corelli’s friendship will be honored by a performance of La Resurrezione at Wigmore Hall as part of Holy Week. Corelli famously led the orchestra in the first performance of this work in Rome at Easter, 1708.
Other unmissable events in the London Handel Festival calendar include La Nuova Musica and David Bates performing Handel’s first oratorio Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (HWV 46a) and the prestigious London Handel Singing Competition Final on 11 April.