Cornelia Horak, soprano
Johannes Bamberger, tenor
Matthias Helm, basso
Chor Ad Libitum
Heinz Ferlesch, conductor
Alexander’s Feast or the Power of Musick was first performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in 1736, at a time when the interest of Londoners in Italian opera was waning and Georg Friedrich Händel increasingly turned towards English-language oratorios. The libretto is based on the eponymous and highly popular ode by John Dryden (1697) celebrating Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Along with the Messiah, the ode quickly became one of Händel’s most acclaimed works. His art, which “is of Arcadian beauty at times” (Karl-Heinz Ott), is celebrated in all its facets in The Power of Musick. The period instrument ensemble Barucco, the Ad Libitum choir and a trio of outstanding soloists under the baton of Heinz Ferlesch hold out the promise of a splendid baroque feast.
Sat 21.7.2018 / 18:30
Heinz Ferlesch (conductor) and Isabelle Gustorff (dramatic adviser of the Carinthian Summer Festival) will give an introduction to Barucco – Alexander’s Feast at Neuer Rathaussaal der Stadtgemeinde St. Andrä. Admission is free!
ticket prices: € 48 / 25* (free seating)
*pupils and students (cannot be purchased in the webshop)
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