Following rousing critical acclaim from his performances at The Babican in 2017, Richard brings his extraordinary rendition of Handel’s Messiah to the Bay Area.
”Richard Egarr was a fizzing bundle of energy through Messiah.Opera Today
Following rousing critical acclaim from his performances at The Babican in 2017, Richard brings his extraordinary rendition of Handel’s Messiah to the Bay Area. His intimate approach to the holiday masterpiece reclaims Handel’s original “string band” accompaniment, providing the stellar line-up of soloists more flexibility to bring to light this joyous, spirited music. In addition to witnessing the award-winning Philharmonia Chorale shine bright, audiences will delight in countertenor Reginald Mobley, whose sparkling alto was heard in his recent PBO performance of Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine. Stefanie True, Andrew Tortise, and Joshua Bloom make their PBO debuts. Celebrate the season with Richard’s one-of-a-kind Messiah—sure to become a staple of the Bay Area holiday season!
Richard Egarr, conductor
Stefanie True, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Andrew Tortise, tenor
Joshua Bloom, baritone
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Bruce Lamott, chorale director
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