78. Coffee Concert

Time and date

Sunday 5 July 2020

11:00 am

12:15 pm

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Admission: €24/€20/€14/€10

Aminta e Fillide is one only seven cantatas that Handel composed for more than one singer. Aminta is a shepherd who woos and (unusually for these cantatas) eventually wins the shepherdess Fillide. The first performance is thought to have taken place in Prince Ruspoli gardens (Handel was good at snaring aristocratic patrons) at the first meeting of the Arcadian Academy with Margherita Durastanti taking one of the roles. There are ten arias with recitatives and the duet to finish. Pure delight from beginning to end.

All works performed by Contrasto Armonico Rachel Kelly Beatrice Palumbo

Composer Work
Handel Aminta e Fillide
Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel