Les Arts Florissants (William Christie: director, Rachel Redmond: soprano, Leo Jemison: boy soprano, James Way: tenor, Sreten Manojlović: bass baritone) present Handel’s pastoral ode of L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato in the Barbican Hall on Monday 14 March 2022. Photo by Mark Allan

Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato – Les Arts Florissants/William Christie @ Barbican Hall

Handel composed L’Allegro in 1740 – one year before Messiah, and the same in which his last opera was premiered – at a time of transition in his musical career. With the declining fortunes of his Italian opera company, he had been experimenting with various forms of English language compositions instead in order to pique the interest of […]

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