PAST PRODUCTIONS

2017

 

L’Elpidia, overo li rivali generosi HWV A1 (concert performance)

Part of the Handel Halle Festival

Saturday June 10, 2017
The Franckesche Stiftungen (Francke Foundation), Halle, Germany

Pasticcio by L. Vinci, G. M. Orlandini and others, arranged by G.F. Handel



 

 

Friends of the London Handel Festival

Tuesday 23 May, 2017
St.George's, Hanover Square

 

 
 

ORMISDA
BY GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL

LONDON, 1730

Part of the London Handel Festival

Tuesday 28th March, 2017
St George's Hanover Square, London

 

 

2016

 

DEMETRIO
BY JOHANN ADOLPH HASSE
VENICE, 1740

Wednesday 21st September, 2016

Cadogan Hall, London

 
 

HANDEL AS IMPRESARIO: ELPIDIA
(LONDON, 1725)

Part of the London Handel Festival

Thursday 31st March, 2016

St. George's Hanover Square,  London

 

 
 

ERICA ELOFF RECITAL

Friday 5th February, 2016

The Artworkers' Guild, London

 

 

2015

 

 

Pergolesi's ADRIANO IN SIRIA (Naples, 1734)

Wednesday 16th September, 2015
Cadogan Hall, London
 

 

 

 
 
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Handel's CATONE IN UTICA 

Part of the London Handel Festival

Tuesday 17 March, 2015

St. George's, Hanover Square, London

This pasticcio had not been performed since its premiere season in 1732

Cast included ANDREW WATTSERICA ELOFFCHRISTINA GANSCHEMILIE RENARD, and THOMAS FAULKNER.

 

 
Erika Eloff

Erika Eloff


HANDEL FRIENDS concert

Tuesday 24 February, 2015
St. George's, Hanover Square, London

Soprano ERICA ELOFF sang Handel arias with harpsichord and oboe obbligato accompaniment.
 

 

 

2014

 

 
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CAST


Vivaldi's GRISELDA (Venice, 1735)

Thursday, 18th September, 2014
Cadogan Hall, London

 

Hilary Summers
Andrew Watts
Erica Eloff
Ronan Busfield
Kiandra Howarth
Tom Verney
Thomas Foster

Griselda (contralto)
Roberto (counter-tenor)
Ottone (soprano en travesti)
Gualtiero (tenor)
Costanza (soprano)
Corrado (counter-tenor)
Conductor

 


"We hear arias whose texts refer to storms, birds, arrows, and sleep, each with appropriate musical illustrations familiar from Vivaldi's concertos.... In many Baroque operas, the recitatives slow the action down, but in Griselda, we hang on every word and every note. This opera does not have a single tedious phrase in it."

Raymond Tuttle

"A Vivaldi opera is one in which every aria is a flood of melody, with wave after wave of sonic splendors succeeding one another."
operawarhorses.com

"The music is wonderful, like a climate-changed Four Seasons with dazzlingly ornate vocal lines."
Time Out (Sydney)

Just as Handel was not merely a composer of oratorio and music to be performed on a ceremonial barge, there is so much more to Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) than The Four Seasons. One of the best preserved of Vivaldi’s fifty or so operatic scores is La Griselda, which was premiered in 1735 at Ascensiontide in Venice.

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Friday, 28th February, 2015
Handel for the Salon: A concert of intimate cantatas and trio sonatas
by G.F. Handel
The Garrick Club, London