Exploring Agrippina

Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Category
Arts and Law, Performance
Dates
Sunday 5th February 2017 (15:00-17:30)
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  • University Music

University Chamber Orchestra and Early Music Vocal Ensemble
Andrew Kirkman conductor
Mark Chambers EMVE director

The University Chamber Orchestra and Early Modern Vocal Ensemble present an afternoon of music inspired by the stories of Agrippina the Elder and her daughter, the more famous Roman Empress, Agrippina the Younger. The performance presents excerpts from a variety of settings including Handel’s 1709 opera based on Agrippina the Younger (performed as a Barber Opera in 2009), versions by Perti and Pallavicino, and Porpora’s 1708 comical Neapolitan opera telling the exploits of Agrippina the Elder and relationships at court. With this concert we set the foundations for a revival of Porpora’s L’Agrippina that will be performed, fully-staged, as a Barber Opera in September 2017.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students/under 18s (Available via The Bramall website or by phone +44 (0)121 414 4414)