Composed by George Frideric Händel, the " Water Music " debuted on July 1717, by order of the recently crowned King George I, to a fluvial festival on the River Thames. Being a prince of German origin and regarded with some suspicion by the English, the monarch imagined this great celebration as a way to win the sympathy of the aristocracy and the people of his new kingdom. Thus was born one of the most celebrated scores of all time.
In a fascinating set that uses modern projection and lighting techniques , we invite the public to embark on a unforgettable journey with the sound of an extraordinary Music.
The voyage ends with a triumphant celebration of the "Music for the Royal Fireworks".
This is the third time that this production is presented in Portugal, always with sold out shows.
Approximate duration - 70m with interval
Michel Keustermans - Maestro and Musical Director
La Cetra D'Orfeo - Ensemble Musical