‘Blackest Night’ – Handel Arias

16 June 2023 – Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm

Celebrated Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, one of the brightest stars of today’s international Baroque scene, makes a welcome return with this captivating exploration of the theme of night in Handel’s operas and oratorios.

There will be a free pre-performance talk by Richard Wigmore at 6.15pm.

 

Handel “Cieca notte, infidi sguardi” from Ariodante
“Cease, ruler of the day, to rise” from Hercules
Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op. 3, no. 2
“Notte cara” from Floridante
“Sibillando, ululando” from Teseo
“Oh patria… Sol ristoro di mortali” from Arianna in Creta
“Where shall I fly?” from Hercules
Overture & “Scherza, infida, in grembo al drudo” from Ariodante
Concerto from Act One of Ottone
“Dopo notte, atra e funesta” from Ariodante

Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano

The Mozartists 

Ian Page conductor

General sale for this concert will open on 14 February 2023.

Tickets £16-50.

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St
London
W1U 2BP
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/
 

Programme

Handel:

“Cieca notte, infidi sguardi” from Ariodante

“Cease, ruler of the day, to rise” from Hercules

Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op. 3, no. 2

“Notte cara” from Floridante

“Sibillando, ululando” from Teseo

“Oh patria… Sol ristoro di mortali” from Arianna in Creta

“Where shall I fly?” from Hercules

Overture & “Scherza, infida, in grembo al drudo” from Ariodante

Concerto from Act One of Ottone

“Dopo notte, atra e funesta” from Ariodante

Artists

Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano

The Mozartists 

Ian Page conductor

Practical Information

General sale for this concert will open on 14 February 2023.

Tickets £16-50.

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St
London
W1U 2BP
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/
 

“Hallenberg, her mellow yet incisive tone perfectly ‘centred’, has you gasping in admiration at her mingled virtuosity and expressive power.”

GRAMOPHONE