Georg Friedrich Händel: Esther HWV 50a (1718 version) – Christopher Hogwood, David Hill Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

ESTHER HWV 50a Masque in six scenes by A. Pope and John Arbuthnot from “Esther” by Jean Racine (1689)

ESTHER: Patrizia Kwella

AHASUERUS: Anthony Rolfe Johnson

MORDECAI: Ian Partridge

HAMAN: David Thomas

ISRAELITE WOMAN: Emma Kirkby

FIRST ISRAELITE: Paul Elliott

SECOND ISRAELITE/HABDONAH/OFFICER: Andrew King PRIEST: Drew Minter

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL BOYS CHOIR – David Hill CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC (on authentic instruments)

Christopher Hogwood

Background picture: Willem van Herp I – Esther presents herself at the palace

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