Have you heard the aria Lascia ch’io pianga? It was composed in 1711 by George Frideric Handel and is one of the most gorgeous songs ever written.

In May, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Australian mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell (pictured) invite you to experience the breathtaking beauty of this immortal aria.

Discover tragic heroines and triumphant heroes from Handel’s operas in Haunting Handel  — visit http://www.brandenburg.com.au/2010/index.php?page=214 — and hear one of the finest performers of her generation.

GIVEAWAY: The SGLBA has 20 Handel CDs to give away. If you’d like to hear the music of Handel featuring the Brandenburg, email mail@brandenburg.com.au with your name and address and the heading ‘HOT 4 HANDEL’ for the chance to win a Handel CD.

info: Haunting Handel is on at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, May 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21, all at 7pm. Bookings: Call 02 9328 7581 or visit www.brandenburg.com.au

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