With the kind support of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Pre-concert guided tour: World Knowledge around 1700 (guided tour in Ger./Eng.) | 2pm | Francke Foundations, Art and Natural History Cabinet | Organised by: Francke Foundations | Tickets: Free admission for visitors with a concert ticket, plus a small €2 supplement for the guided tour in the Information Centre of Francke’s Home (duration 40 minutes approx.)
The UK orchestra Opera Settecento under the energetic baton of Leo Duarte will be back in Halle for the third time after its major successes of recent years. With Venceslao, it brings one further pasticcio by Handel out of oblivion with a premiere performance of this production in Germany. This opera is a work in which Handel (or perhaps the impresario Heidegger, or both of them together?) made use of arias by various composers. The result is a thrilling pluralism of styles, a kind of "best of” of Italian opera from the first third of the eighteenth century.
Besides Opera Settecento, this musical gem is also supported by a further partner in the shape of the London Handel Festival. The Handel Singing Competition, organised by the latter, provides a pool of as yet little-known but outstanding young vocal soloists for this concert performance. As in previous years, this is a not-to-be-missed chance to discover new music and musical talents.