1738: A Year in the Life
1738: A year in the Life of Handel

1738 was a year of stiff competition, challenges, and sublime music making for Handel. The operas Serse and Faramondo were premiered along with the pasticcio Alessandro Severo.  Handel contended with the extremely popular burlesque opera The Dragon of Wantley for ticket sales, and lost, and, making the transition away from Italian opera to English language oratorio, he composed the transcendent oratorio Saul. All of this will be explored in an afternoon of music making and discussion by Randall Scotting and Marie van Rhijn.

2:00pm Sunday
22 March 2015

The Handel House
25 Brook Street
London W1K 4HB

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