Louise Alder sings the title role in Handel’s Semele this week, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Christophe Rousset. There are two concerts, the first on 11 October in the hallowed Musikverein in Vienna followed by a London concert in the Royal Festival Hall on 18 October.
Louise is joined in Semele by mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers who sings Juno and Askonas Holt’s most recent signing, bass-baritone Ashley Riches, who sing the roles of Cadmus and Somnus. All three artists are singing their roles for the first time. Toi Toi Toi!