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Sat, Feb 10


Portland, OR

Portland Baroque Orchestra – Dinner with Handel

Arwen joins Daniel Moody, Kenneth Overton, Aaron Sheehan, and Abi Levis for the US premiere of a newly-devised opera pasticcio by Stephen Pettitt and Julian Perkins.

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Portland Baroque Orchestra – Dinner with Handel
Portland Baroque Orchestra – Dinner with Handel

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Feb 10, 2024, 7:30 PM PST – Feb 11, 2024, 3:00 PM PST

Portland, OR

About the Event

Arwen rejoins Portland Baroque Orchestrafor the U.S. premiere of a reimagined delicacy that dares to ask, ‘‘what would dinner with Handel really be  like?’’ Learn more

Daniel Moody, countertenor | Kenneth Overton, baritone | Aaron Sheehan, tenor | Abi Levis, mezzo

Set in Handel’s London home, this chamber opera revolves around an uncomfortably intimate surprise dinner party thrown by Handel’s  cook, the singer Gustavus Waltz. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Arne, and Pepusch is  sensitively and wittily re-texted (in English) by esteemed journalist  Stephen Pettitt, with recitatives newly composed by Julian Perkin.  Fast-moving, funny, and touching, this 90-minute romp explores Handel’s  complex personality through carefully researched and often telling  references to real events. Join us for an operatic feast that serves  selections of both Handel the genius, and the fallible human being, in  an unusual and fascinating light.

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