Tim Mead - Credit: Benjamin Ealovega
Past Event
Classical Music

Handel’s Unsung Heroes

Fri 31 Jan 2020

La Nuova Musica is joined by superstar countertenor Iestyn Davies to explore set-piece arias from Handel’s operas. Under the baton of David Bates, Davies and three virtuoso soloists from La Nuova Musica — the violinist Thomas Gould, the oboist Leo Duarte and the bassoonist Inga Maria Klauke — perform a selection of obbligato arias written for voice and just two or three accompanying instruments. Such arias depict moments of introspection, either profound or joyous. This irresistible display of vocal virtuosity is interspersed with overtures and Handel’s Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 3 No 2 for what promises to be a showcase for sublime musicianship and operatic bravura.