London Handel Festival Announces 2020 Slate

By David Salazar

The London Handel Festival has announced its 2020 programming.

The festival opens with “Susanna,” performed at the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre. Isabelle Kettle directs with Patrick Milne conducting. Masabene Cecilia Rangwanasha takes on the title role with Patrick Terry, Yaritz Véliz, April Koyejo-Audiger, Michael Mofidian, Andrés Presno, and Blaise Malaba.

Performance Dates: March 5-14, 2020

The company will then showcase “Parnasso in Festa” at Wigmore Hall with Katie Bray, Keri Fuge, Charlotte Bowden, Eszter Balogh, Emily Sierra, and Annabel Kennedy. Adrian Butterfield conducts.

Performance Date: March 10, 2020

The Triumph of Time and Truth” will then appear at St. George’s, Hanover Square with Sophie Junker, Joanne Lunn, Helen Charlston, William Wallace, and Timothy Nelson. Laurence Cummings conducts.

Performance Date: March 17, 2020

Mary Bevan and Jennifer France perform in “Handel’s Heroines” at the Barbican. Laurence Cumming conducts.

Performance Date: March 19, 2020

“Mr. Handel’s Scholars” will be presented at Hanover Square with Erica Eloff, Caitlin Hulcup, Alexander Sprague, and Lisandro Abadie performing. Cummings conducts.

Performance Date: March 20, 2020

“Serse” will appear at St. John’s Smith Square, starring Anna Stéphany, Mary Bevan, Anna Devin, Edward Grint, Hilary Summers, Patrick Terry, and Callum Thorpe. Christian Curnyn directs the production by the Early Opera Company.

Performance Date: March 25, 2020

The Festival Voices will perform in “Handel Re-mixed: Volume II” at the CLF Art Café.

Performance Date: March 27, 2020

Fernando” will get a performance with Leo Duarte directing. Owen Willetts, Raphaela Papdakis, Jorge Navarro Colorado, Helen Charlston, Jess Dandy, David Greco, and Hamish McLaren star in the production, which will appear at Hanover Square.

Performance Date: April 1, 2020

Alfred & Ode for Saint Cecilia” will star Lucy Hall, Emma Stannard, and Mark Wilde. The performance, which will be directed by John Andrews, will take place at Hanover Square.

Performance Date: April 2, 2020

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion will be presented with Nathan Vale, George Humphreys, Anna Devin, and Alexandra Gibson as the soloists. Laurence Cummings conducts.

Performance Date: April 10, 2020

There will also be a series of chamber recitals featuring such singers Ed Ballard, David de Winter, Eszter Balogh, Patrick Terry, and Morgan Balfour.

The Handel Singing Competition will also take place on March 6 and 26.