A King's Lament: Handel's Foreign Rulers

A King’s Lament is a programme of operatic selections composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) exploring infatuation with Royalty and exoticism in the eighteenth century. Territories abroad, and the men that ruled them, were of particular interest to the opera-going public in London in the 1700’s. Elements of glamorous and exotic grandeur found their way onto the stage and into Handel’s music to represent these larger-than-life Kings and their stories of intense tribulation.

1:00pm Friday
7 August 2015

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ

Concert Musicians