A musical portrait of Handel’s first heroine
Almira – a unique figure in Handel’s oeuvre and the heroine of his first opera. A journey through the centuries, and through disparate historical worlds creates a musical portrait of the Spanish Queen. At the same time, it opens a window on Spain’s multifaceted music from the Middle Ages up to the 18th century. Almira’s profound journey into her own past bridges the gap to the repertoire of past centuries and also manifests Handel’s extraordinary musical creativity.
The concert venue is accessible with help. For further information on Festival venue accessibility, please see the overview.
The concert will be recorded by NDR Kultur and broadcast on June 30, 2019, 10 pm.
In cooperation with the Handel Festival Halle