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Work: Belshazzar

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ComposerHandel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
PeriodBaroque
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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A cauldron of confusion: Handel’s Belshazzar staged in Zürich

Mauro Peter (Belshazzar) © Herwig Prammer
Lawrence Cummings conducts Zurich’s Orchestra La Scintilla in Handel’s oratorio-cum-opera, Belshazzar. The music was celestial; the staging was a bombastic mix of excess and vaudeville.
***11
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Writing on walls: Handel’s Belshazzar in Oslo

Ottavio Dantone, the Accademia Bizantina and the Norwegian Soloists' Choir gave a strong performance of Handel's oratorio Belshazzar.
****1
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Handel's Belshazzar at the Barbican with Les Arts Florissants

Handel’s Belshazzar was the oratorio of choice for renowned music group Les Arts Florissants at the Barbican last week. The group was famously set up in France in 1979 by the American-born William Christie, eventually becoming an international household name for its critically acclaimed performances and recordings of Baroque operas on period instruments.
***11
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Von Dekadenz, Politik und Glaube

Rosemary Joshua © Ruth Crafer
Händels opernoratorisches Speziellentum begeistert mit Dantones stimmlichem Allstarteam
****1
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