HANDEL’S QUEENS new album out now on Signum Records.
“Superb album” Classic FM July 2019
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Handel’s Queens has been in the Official Specialist Classical Charts for the 4th week running.


“The playing is so beautifully focused…Splendid in every respect.” BBC Radio 3 CD Review

“This is as polished an account as any on account of Sophie Bevan’s unerring sense of decorum for what each movement requires.” Editors Pick, Gramophone Magazine

“A dazzling disc.” The Observer

“the performances all boast star quality” The Scotsman. August 2019

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Bridget Cunningham directs Handel’s Queens live at the Handel & Hendrix in in London for Classic FM

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London Early Opera played live on BBC In Tune on Radio 3 July 2019 when director Bridget Cunningham and Lucy Crowe talked to Sean Rafferty.

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THE TIMES, Hugh Canning, July 2019

“Cuzzoni and Faustina’s rivalry in 1720s London allegedly culminated in a bust-up during Bononcini’s Astianatte, in front of royalty. Both Bevan and Crowe sing from the opera, and together they perform a duet from Alessandro. Crowe draws the long straw with Cuzzoni’s show-stoppers from Giulio Cesare and Scipione, but Bevan’s sweet tone and instrumental style shine in lesser works for Faustina.”

CLASSICAL FM, David Mellor, July 2019

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BBC RADIO 4, Front Row, 17th July 2017

LONDON EARLY OPERA played LIVE on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row on the River Thames to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Handel’s Water Music. Conducted by Bridget Cunningham, LEO performed parts of the Water Music and a WORLD PREMIERE of new piece by BBC Inspire Young composer Grace Evangeline Mason called River.

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In Tune, a lively mix of music, chat, and arts news, Friday 25th March

Conductor and harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham joins Sean to talk about her newly released CD, Handel at Vauxhall.

Front Row’s Cultural Exchange Podcast, Tues 8th March

David Coke and conductor and harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham discuss a new recording of Handel’s music by London Early Opera, focused on London’s famed Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

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