BRQ | Vantaa Festival

10.8. In Honour of Tenor John Beard

Photo: Raphaelle Photography
Photo: Raphaelle Photography
WEDNESDAY 10.8.2022 19:30 - 20:30
The Church of St Lawrence Reittiopas

Normal price: 18€
Pensioners: 13€
Other concession groups: 10€


Bundle ticket to same day concerts:
Wed 10.8. klo 19.30-20.30 // In Honour of Tenor John Beard
Wed 10.8. klo 21.00-22.00 // Late night solos
Both at St Lawrence Church, Vantaa

Normal price: 26€
Pensioners: 18€
Other concession groups: 15€

Note! Ticket prices are subject to a Ticketmaster handling fee of 1,00-2,50 € and an order fee of 1,50 €.

John Beard (1716-1791) was an English tenor for whom Handel (1685-1759) wrote many of the male leads in his operas. In Handel's and Beard's time, major operatic roles were more typically written for castrato roles, so writing major roles for tenor voice was a speciality that made John Beard a superstar of his time. This concert features arias written by Handel for John Beard, as well as overtures from operas in which Beard gave acclaimed performances.

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759):

Overture from Acis and Galatea
Aria: Happy Pair
Aria:Softly rise, thou gentle southern breeze
Aria:Descend, Kind Pity

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Salomon
William Boyce (1711-1779): Aria: Thus, when the Sun 
Aria: Scherza Infida
Aria: Love Sounds the Alarm

Overture from Esther
Aria: Tune Your Harps
Aria: Dread the Fruits of Christian Folly
Recit and Aria: Deeper and deeper…Waft her, Angels

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