Vivaldi & Handel Arias & Concertos

Italian opera still rouses uncommon awe and passion, just as it did in Vivaldi’s Venice and Handel’s London. These composers maximized the vocal thrills in an age when opera stars were like rock gods!


Dates and Tickets

  • 4 May (Fri) 2018 8:00PM
  • 5 May (Sat) 2018 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Wine tastings begin at 6:30pm, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Just $15 for four pours.

Running time

1 hour, 27 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Dmitry Sinkovsky

Conductor and Violin and Countertenor

Born in Moscow, Dmitry Sinkovsky attended the city’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, studying with Professor Alexander Kirov from 2001-2005. Combining his studies with tours to Europe, Dmitry also undertook baroque violin lessons with early music pioneer Maria Leonhardt. Since graduating Dmitry has regularly been invited to lead from the violin and to perform as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as Il Complesso barocco (Italy), Concerto Koln (Germany), Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Finland) and more.

Julia Lezhneva


The young Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva has been described as possessing an “angelic voice” (The New York Times) with “pure tone” (Opernwelt) and “flawless technique” (The Guardian). They are big claims, and she has been living up to them ever since she created a sensation at the Classical Brit awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2010, singing Rossini’s Fra il padre at the invitation of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





George Frideric Handel

Overture to Agrippina

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Arias and duets

George Frideric Handel

Arias and duets

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 9

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 “II grosso mogul”


Dmitry Sinkovsky's performances are generously underwritten by Nader and Oraib Kabbani through the Seattle Symphony's Guest Artists Circle.