Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly, Peter Whelan & Cork Baroque Orchestra

Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Friday 14th October, 2016, 8pm
Tickets: €20

Rachel Kelly – Mezzo Soprano
Peter Whelan – Director/harpsichord
Cork Baroque Orchestra

Bassonist Peter Whelan takes to the harpsichord to direct the Cork Baroque Orchestra with a dazzling programme of orchestral works and arias sung by the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly.


G.F. Handel: Overture from Agrippina
G.F.Handel: ‘Come nube che fugge dal vento’ – Agrippina
G.F.Handel: ‘Verdi Prati’- Alcina
F.Geminani: Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minor (La Follia)
G.F.Handel: ‘Scherza Infida’- Ariodante


G.F.Handel: ‘Dopo note’ – Ariodante
G.F Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1 in G Major
N.Jommelli: ‘Cara deh serbami’ – Il Vologeso
P.Van Maldere: Sinfonia in D Major

The mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly, as the eponymous hero, was the only one of the soloists not relying on the score, and her first bravura aria was spirited and exciting. Kelly’s vocal agility and bright, well-centred tone enabled her to create a thrilling portrayal.

Opera Magazine, July 2016

Tickets available from: Pro Musica 20 Oliver Plunkett St, Cork

Peter Whelan