- 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'
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