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TOTAL ECLIPSE: MUSIC FOR HANDEL’S TENOR, JOHN BEARD

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest director: Stephen Stubbs
Aaron Sheehan, Tenor

Jory Vinikour, Keyboard

From the moment the young English tenor John 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, and two-time GRAMMY nominee Jory Vinikour on the Keyboard, Musica Angelica creates a portrait of this historical character with some of Handel’s most glorious music under the artistic direction of GRAMMY winner Stephen Stubbs.

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Date:
November 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Beverly O’Neill Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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Phone:
(562) 436-3636