Mary Bevan, Callum Thorpe & Anna Stéphany Highlight London Handel Festival 2020

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Balthasar Denner)

London Handel Festival will take place from March 5 to April 10, 2020, featuring number of vocal and orchestral works.

The oratorio “Susanna” will feature Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Patrick Terry, Yaritza Véliz, April Koyejo-Audiger, Michael Mofidian, Andrés Presno, and Blaise Malaba. Patrick Milne will conduct the production by Isabelle Kettle.

Performance Dates March 5, 7, 11, 12 & 14

“Parnasso in Festa” HWV 73 will be presented in a concert performance with Katie Bray, Keri Fuge, Charlotte Bowden, Eszter Balogh, Emily Sierra, Annabel Kennedy, and John Lee. Adrian Butterfield will conduct the London Handel Orchestra.

Performance Date: March 10

The oratorio “The Triumph of Time and Truth” HWV 71 will showcase Sophie Junker, Joanne Lunn, Helen Charlston, William Wallace, and Timothy Nelson. Laurence Cummings will conduct.

Performance Date: March 17

“Handel’s Heroines” will feature sopranos Mary Bevan and Jennifer France. They will perform various arias and duets from “Serse,” “Ariodante,” Rinaldo,” and Semele,” among others. Laurence Cummings will conduct.

Performance Date: March 19

The concert, featuring alumni of the Handel Singing Competition, will feature Erica Eloff, Caitlin Hulcup, Alexander Sprague, and Lisandro Abadie. The program is yet to be announced. Laurence Cummings will conduct.

Performance Date: March 20

“Serse” will showcase Anna Stéphany, Mary Bevan, Anna Devin, Edward Grint, Hilary Summers, Patrick Terry, and Callum Thorpe. Christian Curnyn will direct.

Performance Date: March 25

“Fernando” HWV 30 will feature Owen Willetts, Raphaela Papadakis, Jorge Navarro Colorado, Helen Charlston, Jess Dandy, David Greco, and Hamish McLaren. Leo Duarte will direct. The Orchestra of the Opera Settecento, in collaboration with the Halle Handel Festival, will also perform.

Performance Date: April 1

“Alfred (Arne)& Ode to Saint Cecilia” HWV 76 will present Lucy Hall, Emma Stannard, and Mark Wilde. John Andrews is the director.

Performance Date: April 2

Bach “St Matthew Passion” BWV 244 will showcase Nathan Vale, George Humphreys, Anna Devin, and Alexandra Gibson. Laurence Cummings will conduct.

Performance Date: April 10