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Iford Arts Jephtha

Saturday, 22nd July 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Iford Arts
Christopher Turner Jephtha
Lucy Page Iphis
Frederick Long Zebul
Marianne Vidal Storgé
Benjamin Williamson Hamor
Timothy Nelson Director
Christopher Bucknall Conductor
Libby Burgess chorusmaster, continuo organ

Opera at Iford is staged in-the-round and sung in English for an audience of ninety. Performances take place in the miniature Italianate cloister within The Harold Peto Gardens of Iford Manor six miles from Bath.

Jephtha’s bold deal with God leads to unimaginable consequences for his innocent daughter Iphis and his outraged wife, Storgé. As Jephtha’s faith is challenged and his doubts grow Handel lays bare this extraordinary family drama with stunning arias which reveal him still at the very height of his powers. Conducted by Christopher Bucknall and directed by Tim Nelson, this great work, with its surprising conclusion, still raises questions for today.


Saturday, 22nd July 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Iford Arts


Iford Manor
Bradford-upon-Avon, BA15 2BA United Kingdom + Google Map