When the god Apollo makes fun of Cupid’s archery skills, Cupid takes revenge, shooting him with an arrow that makes him fall in love with Daphne – who’s having none of his advances.
But there’s also a serious message to take home – that you can’t have it all your own way in the pursuit of happiness.
This celebration of Handel also includes music the composer wrote for Ben Jonson’s play The Alchemist, a classic 18th-century satire on the follies of pleasure seekers, and two Concerto Grosso showing off the skills of the orchestra’s period instrument specialists.
PerformersOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
RepertoireHandel: Suite from The Alchemist
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)
Book an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment event for a group of ten people or more and receive a 20% discount.
Under-35s receive a 50% discount. Please bring identification for proof of age.
Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert.
These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on top-price seats.
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.