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Richard Wigmore

Archived Event

Pre-Concert Talk: The Mozartists
Date
Fri 16 Jun 2023, 6.15pm
Tickets
Archived Event
Duration
This event will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval
Availability
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Artists

  • Richard Wigmorespeaker

Overview

Italian opera, famously dubbed by Samuel Johnson 'an exotic and irrational entertainment', was always a precarious business in 18th-century London. Setting the scene for The Mozartists' Handel celebration, writer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore charts the composer's roller-coaster London operatic career, his triumphs and flops, and his confrontations with managements and temperamental, over-paid singers.

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