When two harlots claim a single baby, King Solomon decrees that the boy be cut in half. Desperate to save her son, the real mother is identified when she rejects the proposal and relinquishes the child. This great Handelian oratorio is a celebration of love in all its forms, from the sensuous passion between the King and his wife to the selfless love of a mother for her child. The rich imagery of the music is dramatised with an all-star cast including Iestyn Davies, James Way, Lucy Crowe and Neal Davies. The concert includes the famous, oboe-piping Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.
"There was no doubting Iestyn Davies’ vocal power here – his voice cutting like a knife, yet with unutterable beauty. "