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Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks


Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre


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Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks

Baroque 'n' roll with Handel + Rameau

"Her singing has a wonderful, uncomplicated directness, utterly free of mannerisms or affectation."

- The Guardian (on Sandrine Piau)
Music for the Royal Fireworks, which premiered in 1740, is one of Handel’s most popular works. Tonight, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform this and a selection of Handel's other work, as well as music from Baroque contemporary, Rameau. The orchestra crafts a completely authentic sound by playing original instruments from the era. And just to put the icing on the cake, Baroque specialist William Christie is conducting the orchestra, with renowned vocalist Sandrine Piau singing soprano. Best available seating allocated by the venue on arrival. The event lasts 2 hours including an interval of 20 minutes. There will be free programmes available for all audience members. Doors open at 6:30pm with the event starting at 7pm. No babes in arms, please.

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