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Classical Season 2018/19 | RNS Presents Presents

English Concert: Handel's Semele

Booking Information

Buses from Alwick and Hexham

Venue: Sage One

Tickets: £16.50 | £26 | £32.50 | £40


Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
The English Concert

Brenda Rae Semele
Elizabeth DeShong Juno/Ino
Soloman Howard Cadmus/Somnus
Benjamin Hulett Jupiter
Christopher Lowrey Athamas
Ailish Tynan Iris
Clarion Choir Steven Fox, Artistic Director

Handel Semele

There’s loving someone who’s out of your league – and then there’s Semele, who’s got her eye on the King of the Gods himself. It can’t end well: but meanwhile Handel’s 1744 ‘dramatic entertainment’ tells her story in music of gripping theatricality and colour. The English Concert make their annual trip to Carnegie Hall via Gateshead this year – this concert performance is not to be missed.