Battle of Quiberon Bay

May 19, 2009 by


I’m just gutted because despite all my wheedling, I’ve missed the opportunity to get my hands on tickets for this amazing operatic event, which is showing next week at Bath International Festival. Marking Handel’s death and the year of an important naval battle (1759), Alcina Chorus and Ensemble, with some help from Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team, are actually recreating the Battle of Quiberon Bay in one of the historic Roman baths. Expect ‘sea shanties, music from Handel’s operas (directed by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conductor Robert Howarth) and Handel’s Water Music, radio-controlled models of 18th-century ships, fireworks and more’. It’s sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets in your clammy hands, then you’ll miss this awesome event. Booo!

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  1. Halldor

    This looks beyond amazing.
    It’s made of awesome.

    They simply MUST repeat it!

  2. Mrs Woffington

    I know, I’m gutted…

  3. Eliza Ward

    Awh, sorry you missed out!

    By the way I like the photos from your day-trip. I’ve been busy the past few days and hadn’t had a chance to drop by til now, but that looked like a fun visit–especially the Greek Revival building and cake!

  4. highlandwriter

    Incredible and of interest & intrigue…

    So sorry you didn't get tickets.

    Hang in there…

    🙂

  5. Mrs Woffington

    Thanks Eliza and highlandwriter – hope to get some more Georgian day trips under my belt once the weather gets better. Maybe even a trip to Drottningholm Palace for the opera, if finances can stretch.

  6. W. A. Mozart

    Most unfortunate! My condolences.

  7. Mrs Woffington

    Thank you Herr Mozart, by coincidence I have just this minute finished writing a little piece about your early work, Mitridate, rè di Ponto. It must be a lucky sign.