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Mon 3 Jun 2013

Royal Festival Hall, London

Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £9-£60

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was one of the foremost mezzo-sopranos of our time, and an artist the OAE worked with regularly, most notably at Glyndebourne and on CD. Tonight’s tribute to her sees three great singers take to the Royal Festival Hall stage to sing some of Handel’s most dramatic and emotionally intense arias, interspersed with some of his gutsy orchestra music, all directed by renowned baroque specialist William Christie. A very special way to end the OAE’s concert season.

Handel Overture to Giulio Cesare
Handel L’angue offeso mai riposa  from Giulio Cesare
Handel Ah! Whither should we fly…As with rosy steps the morn from Theodora
Handel Concerto Grosso in B minor Op.6 No.12
Handel Where shall I fly? from Hercules
Handel Overture to Theodora
Handel Lord, to Thee each night and day from Theodora
Handel Dopo notte from Ariodante
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2
Handel Svegliatevi nel core from Giulio Cesare

William Christie director
Karine Deshayes mezzo-soprano
Anna Stephany
Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano

OAE Extras at 5.45pm
Royal Festival Hall. Free.

A look back at the life and career of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Venue details

This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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  • They’re all Mezzos not Sopranos.

    Bob Sat Feb 4 2012
  • Correct, yes. As was Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. We’ll correct that now.

    oae Mon Feb 6 2012