Renowned worldwide for their numerous performances and recordings of Handel, in this concert the British ensemble The King‘s Consort will present female figures who, as abandoned heroines, touched people’s hearts even in Handel’s time. The music that these female characters inspired in the composers, who set the respective texts as cantatas, is correspondingly emotive. Handel too wrote heartfelt, compassionate music about a number of abandoned women, such as the inconsolable Armida (Armida abbandonata HMV 105), or Agrippina, with her dramatic outbursts of emotion.
With selected pieces of music and interpreters, this concert promises to be a moving performance in a class of its own. Since her debut as Sophie in the Rosenkavalier, Lucy Crowe has been an internationally acclaimed soprano, appearing regularly at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and other major opera houses, as well as renowned festivals such as Salzburg. She is also an acclaimed interpreter of Purcell‘s and Handel‘s music