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Opera

You could have built a tent city from all the red chinos: Aci by the River reviewed

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

Aci by the River

Trinity Buoy Wharf

Lucia di Lammermoor

Royal Opera House, in rep until 18 May

The Thames cruise for which Handel composed his Water Music in 1717 famously went on until around 4 a.m. The boat trip downstream that formed part of the London Handel Festival’s Aci by the River was a bit zippier. We piled onto a chartered Thames Clipper at Westminster Pier, and a quartet of wind players were already huddled in the gangway, playing suitably aquatic Handel favourites.

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