Handel’s Tenor – Beard’s Beauties

Handel's Tenor
Photo by Mike Hipple.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mercer Island
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
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$45 General | $20 Students
Youth (5-17) free with accompanying ticketed adult

All tickets at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall are reserved seating.

From the moment the young English tenor James Beard first performed with Handel in 1734, the composer began fashioning roles for him. This led to a new idea – the tenor as Oratorio’s leading man. Until this moment, sopranos and castrati dominated the operatic stage. As Handel invented and shaped the English Oratorio, and took advantage of John Beard’s special talents, he was able to compose pieces that, to this day, define the elements of this genre. With GRAMMY award-winning tenor, Aaron Sheehan PMW creates a portrait of this historical character with some of Handel’s most glorious music.