Ivor Bolton conductor
Louise Alder Semele
James Way Jupiter
Ray Chenez Athamas
Brindley Sherratt Somnus/Cadmus
Catherine Wyn-Rogers Juno
Ciara Hendrick Ino
Rowan Pierce Iris
Jeremy Budd Apollo
Robert Davies High Priest
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
When Handel premiered Semele in Covent Garden in 1744, he shocked audiences expecting something solemn for Lent with this steamy, sexy story of gods having affairs with mortals.
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (salon score)
Thomas Kemp conductor
A night at the cinema.
We’re going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.
Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.