Classical Heroines

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

HANDEL

Overture to Agrippina

HAYDN

Scena di Berenice

HANDEL

Incidental music and songs from Alceste

Purcell

Chacony in G Minor

"Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas

HAYDN

Symphony No. 11

HANDEL

"Da tempeste" from Giulio Cesare

Led by Nicholas Kraemer, “Classical Heroines” explores the tension between 18th-century operatic heroines’ traditional roles as wives, girlfriends, and lovers and the undeniable sheer power of the female voice. The outstanding Baroque specialist, soprano Amanda Forsythe, joins Kraemer and the Music of the Baroque Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of arias and orchestral drama.