Friday, 19 March 2010

Il Pastor Fido

Handel
Il pastor fido
Royal College of Music International Opera School
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Director: John Ramster

The Royal College of Music and the London Handel Festival have put together a fantastic production of one of Handel's least well known operas Il pastor fido. Starring singers from the Royal College and the London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings and John Ramster deliver a beautifully captivating and imaginative performance of another unknown Handelian Jewel. While this is another 3 hour Handel opera, (it is performed together with Handel's only Ballet, Terpsicore), it is vivid proof of how lively this early repertoire can be. Expert musicianship and performance coupled with expert and witty direction: Handel is undoubtedly for everyone.