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Susanna

5–14 March 2020
Linbury Theatre

A virtuous woman wrongly accused by two men with ulterior motives provides the dramatic core of Handel’s oratorio, performed by members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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Background

A virtuous woman wrongly accused by two men with ulterior motives provides the dramatic core of Handel’s oratorio Susanna. It was written for Covent Garden and had its premiere on the site in 1749 but hasn’t been performed here since. Now it receives a staging in the Linbury Theatre led by members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. The production is part of our Handel series and follows on from Solomon and Berenice. The beautiful score is full of Handel’s subtle musical dramatizations, from arias to powerful choruses. This is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover the past through a work of Covent Garden heritage and to see talented rising artists who will become the stars of the future.