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Handel: Resurrezione

  • Battell Chapel College & Elm Streets New Haven, CT 06511 (map)

Perhaps the most dazzling portion of Handel’s output comes from the three formative years he spent in Italy while in his early twenties. These youthful pieces are marked by bold experimentation and delight in virtuosity, and chief amongst these is La resurrezione. Written at a time when opera was banned in Rome, it treats sacred themes in a mythical fashion to create a spectacular drama that rivals his greatest staged works.

Dominique Labelle, soprano
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, alto
James Taylor, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Robert Mealy, concertmaster
Avi Stein, director

Earlier Event: March 19
Fourteenth-century Avant-garde
Later Event: March 25
Handel: Resurrezione