October11 2022 (Tue)
7:30 PM

Israel in Egypt

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: October 11, 2022 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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A biblical oratorio by G. F. Händel can be heard in the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum

In the biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt, Händel develops, against the backdrop of biblical texts, a capti­vating fantasy which abounds in sound painting and captivating expression. The composition occupies an exceptional place among his orato­rios: unlike the other works, it is epic, choir parts dominate throughout, and there are no named individual characters. Extensive and extremely refined choral areas, full of contrasts and vocal virtuosity, stand at the centre of the work, and its dramatic qualities reveal the great master of the opera.

Program: 

  • G. F. Händel
    Israel in Egypt HWV 54

Performing: 

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.

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Check the concert season of the Czech Philharmonic.