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.

HANDEL | Overture to Agrippina
HAYDN | Scena di Berenice
HANDEL | Incidental music and songs from Alceste
PURCELL | Chacony in G Minor
PURCELL | "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas
HAYDN | Symphony No. 11 in E-flat Major
HANDEL | "Da tempeste" from Giulio Cesare

Music of the Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano