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John Rich commissioned Alceste, for Covent Garden, in 1750, as music for a play by Smollet. It was never performed and although the play was lost, the exquisite music survived. It is now staged for the first time.

Music Handel.

Archive listings for Alceste

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Company English Bach Festival (in association with the Royal Opera House). Director Tom Hawkes. Conductor Laurence Cummings. Design Terence Emery. Lighting Roger Frith. Choreographer Sarah Cremer. Performer Yvonne Barclay. Performer Graeme Broadbent. Performer Mark Curtis.
11 Dec 00 to 15 Dec 00Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0701315203

Other listings

16 Dec 09Banqueting House, Inner London :: V0733684352
listing details L01861890740

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