Handel’s Jephtha

Music of the Baroque | October 7, 2023, 12:00 pm

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David Portillo, who stars in music of the baroque 23 season
David Portillo (Photo: Simon Pauly)

Music of the Baroque’s first performance in over three decades of Handel’s final oratorio. Working furiously while his eyesight was failing, Handel tells the story of Jephtha, who promises God that if he is victorious in battle, he will sacrifice the first creature he sees when he returns—his daughter Iphis. Will Jephtha be forced to follow through on his vow? Dame Jane Glover leads the orchestra, chorus, and a cast of internationally renowned soloists in this sublime masterpiece.