Haendel, The Messiah - Laurence Equilbey, conductor
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Haendel, The Messiah


Georg Friedrich Haendel
The Messiah

The Messiah is probably Handel’s most famous oratorio. Written in three weeks by the composer who had just arrived in London, it portrays Christ’s mission through prophecies and narratives, creating sound frescos of the most vivid Baroque colours. Through the wanderings of His people in the darkness, the fluttering of the angels' wings, the pastoral singing of the shepherds or the blows of flagellation, Handel gives voice to the triumphant image of a Saviour god.


Sandrine Piau / Marie Lys* soprano
Jakub Józef Orliński** / Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian contre-ténor
Stuart Jackson ténor
Alex Rosen basse
Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey direction
Richard Wilberforce chef de chœur

*Marie Lys sings during the performances on December 3, 5, 6 and 21, at the Muziekcentrum in Biljoke, at La Seine Musicale and at the Palau de la Mùsica;
**Jakub Józef Orliński during the April 1 performance at the Festival de Pâques


  • Dec

    15h - Gand (Belgium), Muziekcentrum De Bijloke
  • Dec

    20h - Boulogne-Billancourt, La Seine Musicale
  • Dec

    19h30 - Boulogne-Billancourt, La Seine Musicale
  • Dec

    20h - Toulouse, La Halle aux Grains
  • Dec

    20h - Barcelona (Spain), Palau de la Música
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