In the Realms of Sorrow
Four Cantatas by George Frideric Handel with additional music by Héloïse Werner
London Handel Festival/ Stone Nest
Cast: James Laing / Jonathon Luke Baker / Patrick Terry / Nardus Williams / Soraya Mafi / Claire Booth
Band: Lucia Capellaro / Roderigo Checa / Charlotte Fairbairn / Oonagh Lee / Rosie Moon / Jonas Nordberg / Joel Raymond / Marguerite Wassermann
Conductor: Laurence Cummings / Designer: Hannah Clark / Lighting and Video Designer: Josh Pharo / Choreographer: Emma Woods / Photographer: Camilla Greenwell
★★★★★ The Observer
★★★★★ The Arts Desk
★★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian
Raw, muscular, visceral, haunting – this was Handel as you’ve never experienced him before.
Arts Desk *****
Bodies in space, tumbling, rolling, hurtling; at the same time singing, playing, dancing […] unforgettable
I’ve never seen or heard those early Handel works brought to life so vividly.
The Times *****
This was an electrifying piece of advocacy for works that many would regard as footnotes to Handel’s career
This was a performance of searing impact.
Directed by Thomas with meticulous care and invention.