classical music

Handel's Solomon

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a biblical story that dramatises the many facets of love.

When two women claim one 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 takes love as its subject, from the sensuous passion between the king and his wife to the selfless love of a mother for her child.

The music’s rich imagery is brought to life by an all-star cast including Iestyn Davies, James Way, Lucy Crowe and Neal Davies. Listen out for the piping oboes of the famous Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

Solomon is conducted by Christian Curnyn.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Christian Curnyn conductor
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor, Solomon
James Way tenor, Zadok
Lucy Crowe soprano, Queen of Sheba
Zoë Brookshaw soprano, 2nd Harlot
Neal Davies bass, A Levite
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Repertoire

Handel: Solomon

Dates & times

20 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 170 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £75
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £25, £45, £75

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.