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London

Prom 23: An evening of angelic choruses

By , 01 August 2017
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Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
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Boston

Handel’s La Resurrezione brought blazingly to life at the Boston Early Music Festival

By , 15 June 2017
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Basel

Love finds a balm for pain: Handel’s Alcina in Basel

By , 13 June 2017
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Istanbul

Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

By , 11 June 2017
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Halle

Handel's Messiah, 1743 London première version, at the Halle Handel festival

By , 10 June 2017
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London

Sensitive negotiations: Handel's Radamisto, Guildhall

By , 05 June 2017
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London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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Halle

Baroque tenor Juan Sancho at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 05 June 2017
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Halle

Handel's Esther at the Halle Festival

By , 03 June 2017
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Bergen

A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

By , 01 June 2017
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High Wycombe

All that glitters: Miskimmon's hyperactive Semele opens Garsington’s season

By , 01 June 2017
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Halle

Hammer blow: Handel's Deborah in Halle

By , 01 June 2017
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Halle

Ann Hallenberg transports Halle Festival audience to Venice, 1729

By , 28 May 2017
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Auckland

Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

By , 26 May 2017
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Halle

Oper Halle's Jephtha lacks coherency

By , 26 May 2017
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Göttingen

Outstanding Brockes-Passion at Göttingen Handel Festival

By , 25 May 2017
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Rosdorf

Dramatic cantatas from Franziska Gottwald in Rosdorf

By , 22 May 2017
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Milan

Bigonzetti creates a new vertiginous thrill of beauty starring Zakharova and Bolle

By , 20 May 2017
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Göttingen

Handel's Lotario a hit at Göttingen

By , 19 May 2017
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London

Handel on tour: The English Concert's star-studded Ariodante reaches London's Barbican

By , 16 May 2017
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Göttingen

Israel in Egypt in Göttingen

By , 14 May 2017
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Göttingen

Return of Dominique Labelle to Göttingen

By , 13 May 2017
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Gateshead

The story of a nation: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Israel in Egypt

By , 13 April 2017
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Virginia Beach

Two discoveries at the Virginia Symphony: a world première … and a great countertenor

By , 09 April 2017
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Dun Laoghaire

An Irish pub setting for Acis and Galatea in Dublin

By , 05 April 2017
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Cleveland

Harry Bicket charms with all-Baroque Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 30 March 2017
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Antwerp

Agrippina meets Dynasty: Joan Collins' spirit hovers over Antwerp

By , 25 March 2017
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London

Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
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Vienna

Slaughter on Tauris: Handel's Oreste at the Kammeroper

By , 06 March 2017
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Sydney

Ripping the heart from Handel's Messiah in Sydney

By , 04 March 2017
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Adelaide

Glyndebourne's Saul wins over Adelaide

By , 03 March 2017
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Karlsruhe

Anna Bonitatibus explores heroines of antiquity in Karlsruhe

By , 27 February 2017
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Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

By , 26 February 2017
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Karlsruhe

Handel's “Frauenliebe und -leben” with Patrizia Ciofi in Karlsruhe

By , 25 February 2017
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Budapest

A splendid Solomon in Budapest

By , 01 February 2017
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Glasgow

Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 21 January 2017
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Valletta

Valletta International Baroque Festival: The Trumpet Shall Sound

By , 12 January 2017
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Zürich

Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

By , 02 January 2017
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London

Polished, but no cracker: Les Arts Florissants perform Handel’s Messiah

By , 19 December 2016
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Toronto

Messiah rings in the festive season in Toronto

By , 18 December 2016
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Budapest

The arts are blooming in William Christie’s Budapest Messiah

By , 17 December 2016
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Washington

Cummings leads a light and fluent Messiah in DC

By , 15 December 2016
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Gateshead

Reinhard Goebel's Messiah: flashes of brilliance

By , 10 December 2016
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Chicago

Kraemer’s ebullient all-Handel program warms a December evening in Chicago

By , 01 December 2016
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Sydney

Theodora: a musical, if not dramatic, triumph in Sydney

By , 30 November 2016
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London

In war and peace: thoughtful virtuosity from Joyce DiDonato at the Barbican

By , 22 November 2016
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Zürich

“A woeful song in misery extreme”: Handel’s Jephtha in Zurich

By , 20 November 2016
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Amsterdam

Starkly powerful Jephtha at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 November 2016
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Bristol

Birthday Bach from the OAE at St George's, Bristol

By , 21 October 2016
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