ON STAGE · HOP ENSEMBLE
Handel Society of Dartmouth College
Robert Duff, conductor
100-voice chorus performs its signature work, Handel’s Messiah, with guest soloists and a full orchestra.
Handel Messiah HWV 56
The nation’s oldest town-gown choral society returns to Handel’s complete Messiah, a signature work for the chorus. With a full orchestra and guest soloists from among today’s finest young classical vocalists, this promises to be a profound reading of a timeless work about joy, suffering and redemption.
Too Hot to Handel! Performing Opera Today
Wed, Apr 10, 5:00-6:30pm, Russo Atrium (Hood Museum of Art)
Enjoy a free taste of wines from Italy (in honor of Semele’s source material) and Germany (in honor of the composer) as you listen to the Handel Society perform a brief preview of their upcoming concert (Messiah, May 18-19). Then join DSO Conductor Filippo Ciabatti and Prof. Steve Swayne in a conversation about the joys and challenges of performing opera today.