Events Calendar

The Voice of Heaven

Thursday 6 May 2021, 8.00pm

HANDEL Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

HANDEL Cleopatra: Da Tempeste il legno infranto

HANDEL Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture

MOZART Ch'io mi scordi di te

ROSSINI Barber of Seville: Overture and Una Voce Poco Fa

BIZET Carmen Suites No.1 & 2

LARA Granada

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Alexander Shelley Conductor
Danielle de Niese Soprano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Praised for her vibrant energy, charm, vivid acting and enthusiastic musicality, Danielle de Niese is considered one of the best Handel singers of our time. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian soprano sings arias composed by the master of baroque opera together with gems by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georges Bizet, Gioachino Rossini and Agustín Lara. While the concert’s operatic half, featuring the overtures of Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia, takes the audience to the heat and sensuality of Spain, conductor Alexander Shelley chose quite a contrast for the symphonic half: evoking the beauty of the endless landscapes and wild nature of the north, Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 is one of the most popular works that the Finnish composer ever wrote.

Mediterranean Conference Centre
Old Hospital Street
VLT 1645