The myth of Semele, the lover of Zeus and future mother of Dionysus, is one of the most fascinating stories of ancient Greece; it is bursting with symbolism, sensuality and unexpected twists. It is at once absolutely magical and at the same time relatable to human circumstances, which is probably why the myth has so strongly inspired artists and philosophers throughout history. It tells about the true nature of the sacred and profa-nen and this borderline place where "divine" is attracted by "human" and enables a connection.
The program of the Semele concert consists of a selection of the most beautiful arias and instrumental overtures from all three Semele operas. Although rarely performed, these are attractive and lively pieces that nevertheless sound ir-somehow modern to the contemporary listener. Each opera is written in a unique national musical style: English, French, and Italian (a typical stylistic approach for Handel's operas, although he was German).
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