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Prom 55: Handel's Jephtha

From the 2019 BBC Proms, Richard Egarr conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in Handel's oratorio Jephtha, with tenor Allan Clayton in the title role.

BBC Proms: Richard Egarr conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in Handel's oratorio Jephtha, with tenor Allan Clayton in the title role.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

George Frideric Handel: Jephtha (Act I)

c. 20:35 Interval Proms Plus
The concept of sacrifice in the Old Testament is discussed by the Reverend Richard Coles and Dr Deborah Rooke hosted by New Generation Thinker John Gallagher. Produced by Torquil MacLeod.

c. 20:55
George Frideric Handel: Jephtha (Acts II & III)

Allan Clayton (Jephtha)
Jeanine De Bique (Iphis)
Hilary Summers (Storgè)
Tim Mead (Hamor)
Cody Quattlebaum (Zebul)
Rowan Pierce (Angel)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Richard Egarr (conductor)

Following on from the success of last year’s Theodora, the multi-year Proms Handel cycle continues with the composer’s last, and perhaps greatest, oratorio – Jephtha.

Period-performance specialist Richard Egarr conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and SCO Chorus in the devastating story of the warrior Jephtha commanded by God to sacrifice his daughter Iphis.

Tenor Allan Clayton is the conflicted Jephtha, with Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique as Iphis.

13 days left to listen

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Jan 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Jephtha - Act One

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Singer: Jeanine De Bique. Singer: Hilary Summers. Singer: Tim Mead. Singer: Cody Quattlebaum. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Choir: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Egarr.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Jephtha - Act Two

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Singer: Jeanine De Bique. Singer: Hilary Summers. Singer: Tim Mead. Singer: Cody Quattlebaum. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Choir: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Egarr.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Jephtha - Act Three

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Singer: Jeanine De Bique. Singer: Hilary Summers. Singer: Tim Mead. Singer: Cody Quattlebaum. Singer: Rowan Pierce. Choir: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus. Choir: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Egarr.
  • Richard Strauss

    Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • Four Last Songs.
    • DECCA.
    • 004.

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