20:00, Thu 5th – Sat 7th November 2015 at Fitzpatrick Hall
Michaelmas Week 4
Jephtha was Handel's last oratorio, premièred in 1752. Like all Handel's 'Israelite' oratorios, it was originally presented in an entirely un-staged way, due to reasons stemming from the contemporary religious and aesthetic climate, but we are excited to follow the trend of Glyndebourne and WNO in presenting this oratorio in a fully staged production. Jephtha is intensely emotionally charged, and has the potential to be extremely affecting as a piece of theatre; the story is presented here in a stylised, eighteenth-century, imagined London.