Sound sample: Amanda Forsythe and Hannah Penn in rehearsal with PBO:
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Alexander Weimann, guest director and harpsichord
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
Experience show-stopping arias and sumptuous duets performed by acclaimed coloratura soprano Amanda Forsythe in her Portland debut and lush-voiced mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn.
Arias and duets by G.F. Handel, including:
“Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina
“As with rosy steps the morn” from Theodora
“Venti turbini” from Rinaldo
“Io t’abbracio” from Rodelinda
“Tu del ciel ministro eletto” from
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
“Caro, Cara” from Teseo
and selections from Concerti Grossi, Opus 6
Hannah Penn at last spring’s Venetian Baroque at the Portland Art Museum
PBO performers, guest artists and scholars discuss the music and topics related to concert programs one hour prior to each subscription series performances. Free and open to the public.