Sunday, 02. June 2019 19:00 The George Frederic Handel Hall

A Fine Lady: Kitty Clive – Handel’s Muse in Drury Lane

Musik von G. F. Händel, W. Boyce u. a.

Christina Pluhar

Music by G. F. Handel, W. Boyce and others
Musical director: Christina Pluhar (theorbo)
Soloists: Céline Scheen (soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo-soprano), Vincenzo Capezzuto (altus), Dávid Szigetvári (tenor)

55, 40, 30, 25, 20  

With the kind support of Hallesche Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH

Introductory talk: Dr. Erik Dremel, Theological Faculty of Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg | 6pm | Handel House, Glass Hall | Admission free –unnumbered seating (duration 30 minutes approx.) (in German)

At the time of Handel, Kitty Clive was pursuing a glittering acting career on the London theatre scene. A celebrated actress, she was no less famous for her singing. All self-respecting London composers fell over themselves to compose songs specially for her: Thomas Arne, William Boyce and also George Frideric Handel were the composers, and Kitty Clive was their muse. Although numerous depictions of her have come down to us, the Kitty Clive phenomenon only really comes to life with the help of this music – the “Fine Lady” who was Handel’s muse at the Drury Lane Theatre.
This portrait is performed by none other than the multiple award-winning L’Arpeggiata and their charismatic conductor, Christina Pluhar. At her last appearance at the Handel Festival in 2016 with “Handel goes wild”, it was the audience in the George Frideric Handel Hall that went wild with enthusiasm. She will be now premiering her new project and we can be sure that she will once again captivate her audience.