3 Sep 2015, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2015 Prom 65: Alice Coote sings Handel

Prom 65
Prom 65: Alice Coote sings Handel
22:15 Thu 3 Sep 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Alice Coote is renowned for her performances of Handel and in this Prom she explores some of the composer’s finest arias for both male and female roles. Harry Bicket conducts The English Concert.
Alice Coote is renowned for her performances of Handel and in this Prom she explores some of the composer’s finest arias for both male and female roles. Harry Bicket conducts The English Concert.

Programme

      • Alcina - 'Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana'(6 mins)
      • Hercules - 'Resign thy club and lion's spoils'(5 mins)
      • Ariodante - Ballet Music
      • Messiah (Pt 2, No 23: He was despised)(7 mins)
      • Semele – 'Myself I shall adore'(8 mins)
      • Julius Caesar in Egypt – ‘Che sento? Oh Dio! … Se pietà di me non senti’(9 mins)
      • Ariodante - 'Dopo notte, atra e funesta'
      • Hercules - 'There in myrtle shades reclined'

Performers

About this event

A programme of arias from Handel’s operas, oratorios and cantatas – including Giulio Cesare, Semele, Hercules, Theodora, Messiah and Tra le fiamme – as a window on ‘being both’: the dilemmas and turbulent emotions experienced by both male and female characters

Few composers express emotion as directly or with greater psychological truth than Handel. British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote explores the full gamut of these emotions in a Late Night Prom featuring some of Handel’s greatest arias. Taking on both male and female roles, she delves into what it means to be a man, or a woman, in Handel’s world of sorceresses and knights, kings and queens. She is joined in her theatrical journey by regular collaborators and period-performance specialists Harry Bicket and The English Concert.

There will be no interval

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