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Anti-Semitism in Handel’s ‘Messiah’? | A R T L▼R K

9780300194586The first production of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in 1742 was also notable for the breakthrough performance of the contralto Susannah Cibber, who consequently became one of the biggest and highest paid stars of the London stage, both as dramatic actress and singer, admired for her sweet voice and emotional truth.

On the 13th of April 1742, the famous English oratorio Messiah by George Frederic Handel was first performed in the New Music Hall on Fishamble Street in Dublin. Around seven hundred people attended its première, which was a charitable event organised in support of…

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One comment on “Anti-Semitism in Handel’s ‘Messiah’? | A R T L▼R K

  1. beetleypete
    04/13/2018

    Not an aspect I would have ever considered, but I think this says it all.
    “However, one must remember that after all it reflects attitudes of an era that is long gone and has no relevance to present or future history.”
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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