- 48 singers
- chamber orchestra
- Trevore Ross, director
- Grant Gershon, conductor
- Azra King-Abadi, lighting designer
The first of five Handel oratorios to be presented annually by the LA Master Chorale in the Hidden Handel cycle, Alexander’s Feast celebrates the ability of music to both soothe and electrify listeners with its seductive power.
After capturing the Persian city of Persepolis, Alexander the Great and his mistress Thaïs held a banquet where the musician Timotheus played his lyre – and by the sheer power of music aroused various moods within Alexander, ultimately inciting him to burn down the city in vengeance for his lost soldiers and prompting St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music herself, to descend to earth and calm the fury.
Trevore Ross, whose recent work includes directing LA Opera’s Barber of Seville, stages the Chorale and orchestra with dramatic lighting and movement to portray a festive party on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall with changing moods – from amorous to raucous, haunting to frenetic – a broad range of emotions that allowed Handel to pen his most creative desires into a single work of music.
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