John Eliot Gardiner will be conducting the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in a performance of Handel's sopera Semele.
The lead roles will be played by the soprano Louise Alder, mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot, tenor Hugo Hymas, countertenor Carlo Vistoli and bass Gianluca Buratto.
This opera is currently on a European tour which has taken in some of the world's most famous concert halls, including the Philharmonie in Paris, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Rome's Sala Santa Cecilia.
It tells the story of the powerful god Jupiter, who seduces a beautiful mortal called Semele and takes her as his mistress. But then Jupiter's jealous wife Juno discovers the relationship and swears vengeance on her. She plots Semele’s downfall with the help of Somnus, the god of sleep. But then Jupiter transforms into a blazing cloud of thunder and lightning...
John Eliot Gardiner is an English conductor best-known for his performances of baroque music – especially that of JS Bach. He founded the English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day – This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium.
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sun (apart from the last Sun of the month) – Listen to one of the country's finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Paul's every Sunday
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 1 Apr to 29 Jul 2019 (selected dates only) – St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Wagner, Rachmaninov and Manuel de Falla – 25 Apr 2019 – The Royal Philharmonic will be playing music by Wagner, Rachmaninov and Manuel de Falla at Cadogan Hall.
Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Ravel – 25 Apr 2019 – François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall.
Man of La Mancha, with Kelsey Grammer – 26 Apr to 8 Jun 2019 – Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
Nicola Benedetti playing Elgar and Dvorak – 26 Apr 2019 – Violinist Nicola Benedetti and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Elgar and Dvorak.
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