‘Händel: Esther - Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra’

24 Oct.'24
- 20:00

Ton Koopman, the founder of the legendary Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, is celebrating his 80th birthday with one of his favourite pieces: Esther. This rarely performed oratorio, after a theatre play by Jean Racine, tells the story of Esther, Queen of Persia, who saved her people from a brutal genocide. With its colourful orchestration, virtuoso arias and an overwhelming final choir, Handel gives of his very best in the first English oratorio in music history. The acclaimed Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva, who has enchanted the world with her interpretations of Handel, has the opportunity to reveal the full extent of her talent in the rich music of the title role. 

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman
conductor
Julia Lezhneva
Esther (soprano)
Maarten Engeltjes
Ahasuerus / Mordecai (alto)
Andreas Wolf
Harman (bass)
Programme
Georg Friedrich Händel

Esther, HWV 50

Concerts

Early music

2024-2025

Early

Concerts

Vocal music

2024-2025

Operas & Oratorios

Early music

Cycle

2024-2025

Early +

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Language

  • Surtitles: French Dutch

Rates

Standard

22 - 44 - 60 - 78 -

< 30 year

11 - 22 - 30 - 39 -

Listening seats

12 -

Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

11 - 22 - 30 - 39 -