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Handel and Haydn Society

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Performances

Part of BV1 Baroque Variations


Artists

Handel and Haydn Society

Harry Christophers, conductor & artistic director

Robert Murray, (Jephtha) tenor

Catherine Wyn-Rogers, (Storgè) mezzo-soprano

Joélle Harvey, (Iphis) soprano

William Purefoy, (Hamor) countertenor

Woodrow Bynum, baritone

Teresa Wakim, soprano



About This Performance

Premiered in 1752, Jephtha was Handel’s last oratorio, written while the composer was going blind. It deals with the Biblical story of the Old Testament hero who vows to sacrifice the first creature he meets if he wins an important battle. Jephtha does, but on his return that creature is his own daughter Iphis, who becomes the real hero of the oratorio, given an unbiblical lover and a happy ending.

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Internationally recognized as a leader in the use of period instruments and performing style, the Handel and Haydn Society actually gave the American premiere of Jephtha, in 1850.

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