The Sacramento Choral Calendar


American Bach Soloists

Handel's La Resurrezione
Description: "Composed and first performed during his youthful sojourn in Rome, Handelís 1708 work is a marvel of creative power and imagination. La Resurrezione, a truly operatic oratorio, scandalized the Vatican (opera was prohibited in Rome by Papal edict at the time) yet assured Handelís place as the new master of Italian operatic style. Heaven and Hellóembodied in Lucifer and an Angelóbattle for supremacy on earth through this dramatic telling of the emotions and convictions of Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleophas, and John the Evangelist. The score demands bravura performances from singers and instrumentalists alike. Jeffrey Thomas conducts an outstanding cast of leading Handelians in this early example of the composerís brilliance

"One hour prior to our performances in February through May 2017, enjoy a free and informative lecture given by musicologist and conductor Victor Gavenda, an accomplished scholar who will share his insights about the music, the composers, and the experience of hearing great music from the Baroque era performed to the highest standards."

Performance venue Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis
Dates / Times Monday evening, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $33 to $85
Contact information or 415/621-7900
Reviews Click here to find reviews of earlier performances.

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