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From Handel’s Semele to breaking moulds at Wigmore Hall: the best classical concerts in October

Book now for concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Usher Hall, and the Wigmore Hall

By Prospect Team   October 2017

Semele

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Festival Hall, 18th October

Fresh from their triumphant performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt at the Proms, the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform Semele—a baroque oratorio that tells a racier tale of adultery and jealousy, set among the Gods and mortals of Roman myth. Ivor Bolton conducts a starry young British cast, led by rising soprano Louise Alder, who sings the title role, rivalling mezzo Catherine Wyn-Rogers for the fickle affections of James Way’s Jupiter. Semele features some…

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