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George Frideric Handel

Publisher: Novello & Co

Work Notes
Abridged edition
Novello and Co. Ltd. (Third Party)
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Alto, Bass, Soprano, Tenor

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Programme Note

Supposed to marry Athemas, Semele has instead set her sights on Jupiter, thereby clearing the field for Ino, wholoves Athemas, to step in. Disguised as an eagle, Jupiter transports Semele to his palace on Mount Cithaeron. Juno is furious and jealous of Semele and puts a spell on Jupiter to accept any demand made by Semele. As the ambitious Semele has aspirations to immortality and withstands all his advances until he is forced to honour his vow, Jupiter is obliged to destroy her, much to Juno’s delight. Apollo announces the Bacchus will rise from Semele’s ashes.

  • 22 FEB 2014
    Wassenaar, Holland
    Stichting Key2Singing

    Other Dates:
    1 March - Leiden, Holland
  • 12 MAY 2011
    Queenswood School
    Queenswood School
  • 03 APR 2011
    Emmanuelle Church, Sutton Coldfield, UK
    Sutton Coldfield Choral Society
  • 12 MAR 2011
    Malvern Winter Gardens
    Malvern Festival Chorus
    Iain Sloan, conductor

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