One can be forgiven for asking the question when did Handel write Furioso because the answer is that he did not. This is a clever creation of a piece of music theatre telling the story of a couple from their childhood through to old age. By putting together a series of solos and duets from various Handelian operas and rarer chamber pieces, Max Hoehn and the Ardente Opera Company have created a delightful entertainment which is performed by the mezzo Anna Starushkevych and Sporano Allegra Parton. Not only does this creation work, but the voices chosen are perfectly balanced and the music is exquisitely expressed. ****
GRIMEBORN: Handel Furioso
Until Sat Aug 31 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 23 2013
Max Hoehn directs a love story told through Handel's arias and duets, exploring a couple's life together from childhood to old age. It evolved from a 30-minute showcase, successfully presented at Grimeborn 2012, into a full-length piece of theatre, with music from 'Rodelinda', 'Rinaldo', and lesser-known works.
With singers Robyn Allegra Parton and Anna Starushkevych (winner of the 2012 Handel Singing Competition). Julian Perkins conducts period players, the Sounds Baroque Ensemble.