A dusty curio: Handel’s Berenice, regina d’Egitto

One of the main reasons Berenice, regina d’Egitto is performed so rarely is its notable lack of dramatic punch. Taut and skilful playing from La Nuova Musica, conducted from the harpsichord with joyful dynamism by David Bates, and some excellent singing, made for an evening of gorgeous music, if not dramatic excitement, at the Church of St George, Hanover Square.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

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St George’s, Hanover Square: architecturally matched to Handel’s music

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