Roland Dürre
Saturday April 9th, 2016

Arcis Vocalisten will sing BELSHAZZAR !!!

On May, 7th and 8th, at 7 p.m., the Arcis Vocalisten will sing and act the the choir part of the scenic performance of BELSHAZZAR by Georg Friedrich Händel, in the Sendlinger Himmelfahrtskirche. All parts are sung in the original English version, although there will be some comments in German!

BelshazzarOf course, Evelyn is again part of the choir. Here is what she wrote me:

For me, the Belshazzar will certainly be the absolute highlight of the year: it is a scenic performance and in English. Incidentally – because you are always so enthusiastically fighting for peace – we sing texts such as “sweet liberty, beautific peace“ and ”let war and slavery be no more“ … all of which, if you look at the current situation world-wide, are highly up-to-date.

Here is the official information on the play (source: arcis vocalisten):

The oratorio Belshazzar by Georg Friedrich Händel, first performed in 1745, unites an exciting dramaturgy with a rich musical use of forms and typically “Händel-esque” richness of ideas in the composition. Regardless of initially having been meant for concert singing only, the piece has such a dramatic content that it basically calls for a scenic performance.

This is what the Arcis-Vocalisten will realize on Mai, 7th and 9th, 2016 in the Sendlinger Himmelfahrtskirche. Great soloists and the baroque orchestra L‘Arpa Festante will be singing and playing under Thomas Gropper and directed by our well-proven Dieter Reuscher.

Thomas Gropper (Leitung)
Dieter Reuscher (Regie)
Gerrit Jurda (Licht)
Arcis-Vocalisten München
Barockorchester L‘Arpa Festante

Richard Resch (Belshazzar)
Susanne Winter (Nitocris)
Nicholas Hariades (Cyrus)
Andreas Pehl (Daniel)
Thomas Stimmel (Gobryas)

The Belshazzar is an extraordinary project for all the artists involved. It is guaranteed to be this year’s number one concert and a huge party both for those on stage the audience. I very much regret that I cannot be there, because I will be in Italy during the first 14 days of the merry month of May.

(Translated by EG)

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