Steven's encore was Chonguri by Sulkhan Tsintsadze for all you encore nerds out there. 20 points if you knew that already.
Anyone who was at the Royal Festival Hall last night for our season opening concert with William Christie and Sandrine Piau will know that we had a bumper number of encores for you – four in total! So here’s what they were:Morgana’s aria from Alcina, Tornami a vagheggiar (Handel)
Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo (Handel)
Repeat of: Je vole, amour from Les Paladins (Rameau)
Repeat of: La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel)
If you were at the Paris performance of the same concert, on 27 September the encores were the same, except, sadly you didn’t hear the repeat of the Royal Fireworks Music.