Published: May 26, 2020 10:30

DID YOU KNOW THAT… A real duel!

———— After the staging of Johann Mattheson’s opera Cleopatra in Hamburg on 5 December 1705, there was a real swordplay between the previously befriended composers Johann Mattheson and George Frideric Handel, who conducted the spectacle. Johann Mattheson sang the leading role of Antony in his own opera and after his death on stage, he wanted

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