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Handel’s Heroes & Villains — Episode 1: Joseph

Friday March 26 @ 11:00 am PDT

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PBO’s Jews & Music/JAMOnline announces a new series within a series: Handel’s Heroes & Villains, exploring the rich personalities of the Old Testament who bring to life the stories, fury, and passions that lurk beneath the heroes and villains that figure prominently in Handel’s epic operas and oratorios.

Episode 1 — Joseph: We start with the story of Joseph — a tale of paternal jealousy, immigration, human trafficking, seduction, court intrigue, dreams, and possibly love. Music Director Richard Egarr and Jews & Music Scholar-in-Residence Francesco Spagnolo rethink this narrative, intersecting the Old Testament and its commentaries with the music of Handel’s Joseph and His Brethren. Written in 1743 and performed and recorded most recently by Philharmonia in 2017, this oratorio carries us through the many tales of family drama.

Jews & Music is made possible with generous support from the Koret Foundation.

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HOSTS

RICHARD EGARR, Music Director
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FRANCESCO SPAGNOLO, Jews & Music Scholar-in-Residence
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FEATURED ARTISTS

DIANA MOORE, mezzo-soprano
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SHEREZADE PANTHAKI, soprano
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NICHOLAS PHAN, tenor
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PROGRAM

featuring selections from
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685–1759)
Joseph and His Brethren, HWV 59

Joseph: “Come, divine inspirer, come”
Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
Laurence Cummings, harpsichord

Asenath: “O lovely youth, with wisdom crown’d”
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
David Fung, piano

Simeon: “Remorse, confusion, horror, fear”
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Robert Mollicone, piano

Joseph: “The peasant tastes the sweets of life”
Diana Moore
Laurence Cummings

Simeon: “Impostor!”
Nicholas Phan
Robert Mollicone

Asenath: “Prophetic raptures swell my breast”
Sherezade Panthaki
David Fung

Details

Date:
Friday March 26
Time:
11:00 am PDT - 12:00 pm PDT
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