Handel: Israel in Egypt – Apollo’s Fire

October 17, 2023, 9:00 am

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Apollo’s Fire’s founder and director Jeannette Sorrell’s new adaptation of Handel’s Israel in Egypt “gives the work a compelling dramatic arc” (Seen and Heard International), that is “presented with a sense of theatre as Handel intended…scintillating and superb” (Cleveland Classical). Sorrell and her acclaimed Baroque orchestra add to their distinguished Avie discography – which includes Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah – with her own adaptation of the composer’s oratorio Israel in Egypt. This colorful orchestral showcase takes the listener on a biblical journey from the Israelites’ lamentations on the death of Joseph, to the frogs, locusts, disease, and darkness that plague the Egyptians, to Moses’ miraculous parting of the Red Sea.