Handel’s London Altos

The English Concert with Iestyn Davies

London Unwrapped

Concerto from Act 1 Ottone
‘Presti Omai’ Giulio Cesare
‘Pompe vane di morte’…’Dove Sei?’ Rodelinda
Entrée des songes agréables Alcina
Entrée des songes funestes Alcina
Entrée des songes agréables effrayés Alcina
Le combat des songes funestes et agréables Alcina
Sorge nel petto Rinaldo
Partenope Act 3 Sinfonia
‘Splenda l’alba in oriente’ Aria – Recit – Aria
Sonata Op.5 No 4 in G Major HWV399
Ariodante Act 2 Opening Sinfonia
Se in fiorito Giulio Cesare
Serse Sinfonia Act 3 No.34
I Will Magnify Thee HWV 250b
The English Concert
Peter Whelan conductor
Iestyn Davies counter tenor

This is the online streaming event for Handel’s London Altos. The stream is live only and will not be available on demand.


Famous on both sides of the Atlantic for his role in Farinelli and the King, London Unwrapped’s Artist in Residence countertenor Iestyn Davies sings a feast of Handel’s London altos. In collaboration with Peter Whelan and The English Concert he has devised a programme that takes us through Handel’s different London venues: opera theatre, churches and private houses.

Davies will perform music written for both London’s castrati and female altos, including arias from operas such as Giulio Cesare and Alcina, and powerful oratorios such as Theodora, as well as anthems, pastorals and cantatas, interwoven with the composer’s inimitable orchestral dances and sinfonias.

Handel’s London Altos

The English Concert with Iestyn Davies

London Unwrapped

Date & start time:Thu 24 Jun – 6pm
Price:£12.50
Performers:Iestyn Davies, Peter Whelan, The English Concert
Genres:Classical, London Unwrapped, Online Events