Performance Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 2 PM

The English Concert

Handel's Alcina (opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
An enchanted island, a knight errant, one of the most seductive sorceresses in all of music, and a happy ending that could only take place in a Baroque opera make Handel’s Alcina magical fun. Gramophone magazine said that Joyce DiDonato “is superb: Her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain, and vindictive.” DiDonato casts her spell in one of her signature roles when she’s joined by Alice Coote and The English Concert, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.


  • The English Concert
    Harry Bicket, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano (Alcina)
  • Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano (Ruggiero)
  • Anna Christy, Soprano (Morgana)
  • Christine Rice, Mezzo-Soprano (Bradamante)
  • Ben Johnson, Tenor (Oronte)
  • Wojtek Gierlach, Bass (Melisso)
  • Anna Devin, Soprano (Oberto)


  • HANDEL Alcina (concert performance)


Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland, The Juilliard School.


"Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite" from Handel's Alcina
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis, Conductor
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