It’s a drama that goes straight to the heart, and after a lifetime in early music Sir Roger Norrington is still finding new beauty in this miraculous score.
He’s joined by three superb dramatic singers – and precedes the sorrows with Handel’s gloriously extravagant Water Music: written to entertain Londoners in 1717 and just as much fun in 2019.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoirePurcell: Dido and Aeneas - opera in a prologue & 3 acts
Behind the Baton
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Sir Roger Norrington discusses his performance of works by Purcell and Handel, and the golden age of British music of their time. Admission free.
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)