Sestina join IBO for Esther dates
Irish Baroque Orchestra, in partnership with Sestina, are delighted to continue their exploration of Handel’s lesser-known oratorios following the success of Theodora in 2018.
Following on from the success of 2018's Theodora collaboration, Sestina are to join forces with the Irish Baroque Orchestra at the start of April.
Directed by Peter Whelan, Esther features the Irish Baroque Orchestra with the magnificent young singers of Sestina providing the minor role and chorus throughout. Star Irish soprano, Anna Devin, performs the titular role with Spanish tenor, Jorge Navarro Colorado, returning to perform the role of King Assuerus.
Handel portrays the story with a wide array of musical tones and nuances. A large orchestra with oboe, horns, trumpet and harp enforce the heightened drama at critical points. Listen out for the reflective, and famous aria, Tune Your Harps, and the triumphant final chorus, The Lord our enemy is slain, Esther has it all.
If you attend and enjoy IBO’s Messiah performance, this is definitely not to be missed!