A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.
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Handel's Last Chance is one of six episodes comprising "The Composers' Specials" series produced by Devine Entertainment, Ltd. with Alef Studio, Ltd. in 1994 and 1995 and premiering in the U.S. at three month intervals on HBO from September, 1995, to December, 1996. Bizet's Dream premiered 9/6/1995, Bach's Fight for Freedom premiered December, 1995, Liszt's Rhapsody premiered 3/1/1996, Strauss: the King of 3/4 Time premiered 6/3/1996, Rossini's Ghost premiered September, 1996, and Handel's Last Chance premiered 12/10/1996. See more