Baroque Weekend

Powerful women in Handel’s Day

Mary Bevan (photo: Vicotira Cadisch)

Curtain up on some fascinating, seductive female characters: Medea, Cleopatra, Semele and the Queen of Sheba. They all inspired George Frideric Handel to write great music for his operas and oratorios, arias filled with virtuosity and emotion. No composer of his time was better at endowing the personalities of these women with musical glamour. To open our Baroque Weekend, the Academy of Ancient Music under Laurence Cummings, with soprano Mary Bevan, will introduce us to some of Handel’s most powerful, headstrong heroines.

Academy of Ancient Music

Laurence Cummings conductor

Mary Bevan soprano

Handel’s Heroines

Arias by George Frideric Handel

Baroque Package

Put together your own package of three or five concerts from the programme of our Baroque Weekend and save 5 or 10% on the individual ticket price!

3 concerts / 5 % discount

5 concerts / 10 % discount

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Academy of Ancient Music and Laurence Cummings (photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Season’s focus

This season we are looking at "Heroes" and whether we still need them.


Baroque Weekend 2024