Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano


Date(s) - July 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -

Herbst Theatre

A dramatic account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the first Persian empire, and the ensuing freeing of the Jewish nation as told by Daniel, the noble youth of Jerusalem, is the subject of Handel’s superb oratorio, composed during the peak of his creative life. After falling into neglect after Handel’s death, 21st-century revivals of this splendid music have been presented in Zurich and Aix-en-Provence. A central and guiding character of Queen Nitocris, the mother of Belshazzar, encourages the story’s triumphant ending. ABS conductor Jeffrey Thomas explains his excitement about performing this glorious oratorio/opera.

HANDEL Belshazzar
A Dramatic Oratorio

Gobryas, an Assyrian nobleman
Mischa Bouvier, bass-baritone

Daniel, a noble prophet
Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano

Cyrus, Prince of Persia
Eric Jurenas, countertenor

Nitocris, mother of Belshazzar
Maya Kherani, soprano

Belshazzar, King of Babylon
Matthew Hill, tenor