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Lucid Sense

Handel's 'Tamerlano' at Buxton,
enjoyed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Handel's Tamerlano has a typically labyrinthine plot of complex relationships. The Tartar emperor Tamerlano (Tamburlaine) has captured and imprisoned the Turkish sultan Bajazet. When he is unexpectedly released by the emperor's right-hand man, Greek prince Andronico, Bajazet suspects Tamerlano's motives, and is only prevented from killing himself when Andronico explains that this would put his daughter, Asteria, in danger. Tamerlano is, in fact, playing power games with Bajazet, which involve proposing to marry Asteria, so breaking his betrothal to Irene, princess of Trebizond...

Copyright © 20 July 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

TAMERLANO

ENGLISH CONCERT

BUXTON FESTIVAL

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

BUXTON

DERBYSHIRE

ENGLAND

UNITED KINGDOM

PAUL NILON

ROBERT DAVIES

LAURENCE CUMMINGS

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