Opera Scotland

Messiah

Music

George Frideric Handel (born Halle, 23 February 1685; died London, 14 April 1759)

Text

Charles Jennens

Source

King James Bilble and Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Dublin (Music Hall, Fishamble Street), 13 April 1742.

First Performance in (present-day) UK: London (Covent Garden Theatre), 23 March 1743.

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

The Cast

Alto
 
Bass
 
Soprano
 
Tenor
 

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