Thursday, 13. June 2019 19:30 The Concert Hall Ulrichskirche

Gala concert with Carolyn Sampson

Handel’s Heroines

Carolyn Sampson

Works by G. F. Handel
Musical director: Robert King (harpsichord)
Soloists: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Neil Brough (trumpet)
The King’s Consort

55, 40, 25  

With the kind support of Orbis Real Estate GmbH

More than 100 female figures appear in Handel’s operas, and another 70 or so in his oratorios. Not all of them are ostensibly heroines, but all are strong women who are forced to defend themselves against men and political and/or social requirements. They do not always win in the end. But with their music they always win the hearts of the listeners. It is these heroines of Handel who are at the centre of this concert by the outstanding soprano Carolyn Sampson, who was described by Gramophone music magazine as “by far the best British early music soprano”. The King’s Consort too, led by the eponymous Robert King, has been one of the world’s leading early music groups for more than three decades. They have won numerous awards and their recordings are much-lauded. No wonder that they are invited to perform in the largest and most important concert venues all over the world, including the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Theater an der Wien and Festival Hall Baden-Baden.