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Sun, 05 Mar


The Foundling Hospital

"A star is born - the making of Kitty Clive" with Apollos Cabinet

Come join Apollos Cabinet for our award winning show ‘A star is born’ at the Handel Festival London. 4.15 Pre-concert talk with Katharine Hogg from the Foundling museum 5.15 Performance

Time & Location

05 Mar 2023, 16:15

The Foundling Hospital, London WC1N 2AJ, UK

About the event

2022 Göttingen Handel Competition winners Apollo’s Cabinet make their debut at the London Handel Festival with their award-winning programme ‘A Star is Born’.

Kitty Clive was the most famous singer-actress of the mid-eighteenth century and sought after by the managers of the Drury Lane Theatre. Composers such as Pepusch, Arne and Handel wrote arias specifically for her and she even collaborated with them on rewriting music to make it fit her style and persona, championing English musical theatre. Clive advocated for women’s rights in and outside the playhouse, defined her own image and even reimagined herself as the first female comedian. ‘A Star is Born’ follows Kitty Clive throughout her career, dramatising events in her professional and personal life, some true to life and others with a pinch of creative freedom.

Prior to the performance, ticket holders can gain access to the Foundling Museum and there is a pre-performance talk given by Katharine Hogg of the Foundling Museum on the Gallery’s permanent collection and the continued influence of Handel.

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