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Handel - Imeneo

Live from the Barbican in London, Petroc Trelawny presents a concert featuring Christopher Hogwood conducting the Academy of Ancient Music in Handel's opera Imeneo.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Christopher Hogwood conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Handel's opera Imeneo, a vivid tale of piracy, lost love and the underworld.

Handel: Imeneo

Rebecca Bottone (Rosmene)
Lucy Crowe (Clomiri)
Renata Pokupic (Tirinto)
Vittorio Prato (Imeneo)
Stephan Loges (Argenio)
Choir of the AAM
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Premiered in 1740, this rarely-heard opera shows Handel at the height of his powers. At once an involving, moving drama and showpiece for a quintet of the finest singers, Imeneo is written on the grandest scale, bursting with tuneful invention.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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