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The English Concert - Handel, Purcell

The English Concert under Harry Bicket and mezzo Alice Coote. Purcell: Suite (Dioclesian). Handel: Hercules (excpts). Purcell: Suite (The Fairy Queen). Handel: Ariodante (excpts).

Live from London's Wigmore Hall, presented by Catherine Bott.

Harry Bicket and the English Concert perform a programme that surveys early 18th-century London's operatic taste. The suites from Purcell's tragicomic semi-opera Dioclesian and his more widely know masque The Fairy Queen sit alongside selections from two of Handel's most jealousy infused operas - Ariodante and Hercules. English mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins the English Concert with whom she has a long association.

Purcell: Suite from Dioclesian
Handel: Hercules (extracts)

8.10 Music Interval

Purcell: Suite from the Fairy Queen
Handel: Ariodante (extracts)

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
The English Concert
Harry Bicket (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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