Young singers get to grips with Agrippina
How is it that Georg Frideric Handel’s operas, buried in apathy for over 250 years, now grab attention in the 21st century?
Perhaps it is because his works, almost alone in a mostly redundant baroque repertoire, have endured through an equilibrium of dramatic vigour and emotional depth. Or maybe it’s that his plots, dated and mired in mythology, resonate convincingly with modern issues when explored with a contemporary eye. Or maybe it’s just that Handel’s magical music, bestowed so generously and effortlessly – is the real clincher.
Whatever the answer, the...
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