Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Drama in Music

Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the RCO in Haydn’s blustery, intense Symphony no. 52, preceded by works by Purcell and Händel that are semi-dramatic: parts of Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur and a pastiche of unstaged opera excerpts by Händel. With mezzo-soprano Katarina Bradic and tenor Jonathan Abernethy.