|AS: I LOVE singing these Handel oratorios! I love singing English recit in this style because the intentions are so clear, but realized simply enough that I can take real ownership of the text. I also LOVE that I have a gorgeous duet with the alto soloist and I can’t wait to sing with John Holiday!
JN: Handel has this ability to overlap voices, instruments, and soloists in one big unfurling of color and counterpoint, with voices balancing and adding to each other. This oratorio is very playful, and trading melodies and themes between voices, which makes the work sound like much more of a conversation than a simple statement.