The Messiah of Handel in the Palau de la Música Catalana


One of the best operas in history, El Mesías de Händel, which you can enjoy in an exclusive place like the Palau de la Música Catalana, thanks to the Excelentia Foundation.

The oratory The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel was composed in London in 1741 in just three weeks. Although it is an oratory associated with Christmas, this work is about the whole life of Jesus. The libretto was created by Charles Jennens with fragments of verses from the King James Bible. Jennes conceived the work more as an opera of three acts than as an oratory. The Messiah premiered in Ireland a few months after Handel finished it, but the great premiere was in 1742, also in Ireland, at the New Music Hall in Dublin for a charity concert.


Raquel Andueza, soprano
Marta Infante, mezzo-soprano
Albert Casals, tenor
Elías Arranz, baritone
Cor Francesc Valls
Franz Schubert Filharmonia
Paul Agnew, director