CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 2 PM

The English Concert

Handel's Rinaldo (opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Handel knew how to put on a show. With Rinaldo, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, he created a thrilling crowd-pleaser. Rinaldo dazzles with its expressive arias, like the plaintive “Lascia ch’io pianga,” one of the most popular soprano arias ever written. Rinaldo’s spectacular instrumental writing is unsurpassed, with rousing trumpets, drums, strings, and oboe in the martial aria “Or la tromba” and show-stopping harpsichord pyrotechnics—originally improvised by Handel—in the fiery aria “Vo’ far guerra.”

Performers

  • The English Concert
    Harry Bicket, Artistic Director
  • Iestyn Davies, Rinaldo
  • Jane Archibald, Armida
  • Joélle Harvey, Almirena
  • Luca Pisaroni, Argante
  • Sasha Cooke, Goffredo
  • Jakub Józef Orliński, Eustazio
  • Tyson Miller, Odoardo

Program

  • HANDEL Rinaldo (opera in concert)
This performance is part of Weekends at Carnegie Hall.