Wednesday, March 20th – 8.00 PM


Die Kölner Akademie Chorus & Orchestra

Michael Alexander Willens conductor

Marian Dijkhuizen Solomon

Bethany Seymour Queen of Sheba

Hanna Herfurtner Solomon’s Queen

Mark Heines Zadok

Solomon HWV 67
Georg Friedrich Händel

The hero of this Oratorio, which debuted at Covent Garden in London in 1749, is biblical king Solomon. The score composed by Händel evokes the splendours of his kingdom and his proverbial wisdom, in three acts rich in instrumental colour, solemn choir sections and enchanting arias for solos. The most distinctive character of the Kölner Akademie is the research on the original intentions of the composers, thanks to a careful study of critical editions, of the historically documented arrangement of the orchestra. This production of Solomon, which will be the unique opportunity to listen to this Oratorio in Italy, has been staged by the Kölner ensemble specifically for Bologna Festival.

Ticket Prices
settore A (platea I)€ 65
settore B (platea II)€ 45
settore C (galleria I, balconata I)€ 50
settore D (galleria II)€ 40
settore E (balconata II, III)€ 30

Teatro Manzoni

via de’ Monari 1/2