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Haendel: Belshazzar

Haendel: Belshazzar: Les Arts Florissants
PARIS  •  Salle Pleyel  •  Ongoing
Georg Friedrich Haendel: Belshazzar, Sacred Oratorio (1745)
Words by Charles Jennens

Written in 1745, Belshazzar stands along Messiah as one of Handel's great Biblical oratorios. The story comes from the book of Daniel, which recounts the fall of Babylon at the hands of the Persian prince Cyrus — thus bringing Belshazzar's tyrannical oppression of the Jews to an end.Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor

Rosemary Joshua: Nitocris (Mother of Belshazzar)
Sarah Connolly: Cyrus (Prince of Persia)
Allan Clayton: Belshazzar (King of Babylon)
Iestyn Davies: Daniel (a Jewish Prophet )
Neal Davies: Gobrias (an Assyrian Nobleman, revolted to Cyrus)

Wise Men
Chorus of Jews
Chorus of Babylonians
Chorus of Medes & Persians

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