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Wed 29th May at 7:30pm
Academy Of Ancient Music
@ Barbican Centre, London
Also appearing: Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music
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Hogwood Conducts Handel : Academy Of Ancient Music, Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music
AAM founder Christopher Hogwood continues his celebrated cycle of Handel operas at the Barbican with a classic but surprising tale of piracy, lost love and a journey to the underworld.
Premiered in 1740, Imeneo was Handel’s “farewell to Italian opera” and contains all the vivid characterisation and drama he had been perfecting over the previous decade. But the work also looks forward to the oratorios to which he would dedicate the rest of his life, anticipating the splendour (and even some of the tunes) of Messiah.
The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is acclaimed worldwide for its exhilarating live performances and over 250 recordings. Founded in 1973, The AAM was a pioneer in historically-informed Baroque performance. Today, they perform music from Monteverdi and Mendelssohn to the modern day, with commissions from composers such as John Woolrich and and Sir John Tavener.
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Venue: Barbican Centre
Phone: 0207 638 8891
→ Barbican 4 min walk