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Reviews 2016: (UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel’s Berenice, London" (by Claire Seymour, 21 Mar 2016)

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"1737 was Handel’s annus horribilis. His finances were in disarray and his opera company was struggling in the face of the challenge presented by the rival Opera of the Nobility. The strain and over-work led to a stroke, as the Earl of Shaftesbury reported: ...

‘Great fatigue and disappointment, affected him so much, that he was this Spring struck with the Palsy, which took entirely away, the use of 4 fingers of his right hand; and totally disabled him from Playing " ...

Visit the Opera Today website [2] to read the full review and historical significance of Handel's involvement with the making of this opera.

 

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