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Opera


Ariodante


George Frideric Handel

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Ariodante
George Frideric Handel


Ensemble

Choir and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

Musical Direction and harpsichord

William CHRISTIE

Staging

David Mc Vicar

Staging

David Mc Vicar

Settings and Costumes

Vicki Mortimer

Lighting

Paule Constable

Choreography

Lynne Page

Assistant scénographe

Matt Hellyer


Cast

Sarah CONNOLLY, contralto, Ariodante
Chen REISS, soprano, Ginevra
Hila FAHIMA, soprano, Dalinda
Christophe DUMAUX, contre-ténor, Polinesso
Rainer TROST, ténor, Lucarnio
Benedickt KOBEL, tenor, Odoardo
Wilhelm SCHWINGHAMMER, basse, Il Re da Scozia

Kate LINDSEY, mezzo-soprano, Ariodante - Tour
Anthony GREGORY, ténor, Odoardo - Tour


Program

George Frideric HANDEL - Ariodante ( Opera en trois actes HWV 33/Livret d’Antonio Salvi )

Even though it is one of Handel’s most "popular" operas, Ariodante had up until now never been performed by Les Arts Florissants. It is thanks to this drama in music that the composer became successful from the outset of his first season at Covent Garden. The libretto takes us to medieval Scotland and tells of the love of Ginevra and Ariodante which the jealousy of Polinesso tries to disrupt. To give life to this summit of Hendelian Bel Canto, this new production brings together with Christophe Dumaux, laureate of the first edition of the Jardin des Voix, a cast of singers who are mostly collaborating with Les Arts Florissants for the first time – as is the case with stage director David McVicar.

In association with the concert

On 11th March 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris, a Music Lesson will be given by William Christie with instrumentalists from Les Arts Florissants on their interpretation of this masterpiece by Handel. Learn more

Previous dates

Season 2017/2018

Vienna / Austria
Wiener Staatsoper

  • Saturday, February 17 2018, 5.30pm
  • Monday, February 26 2018, 6pm
  • Thursday, March 1 2018, 6.30pm
  • Sunday, March 4 2018, 5.30pm
  • Thursday, March 8 2018

Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris / Grande Salle Pierre Boulez

  • Saturday, March 10 2018, 7.30pm, VERSION DE CONCERT

Barcelone / Spain
Teatro del Liceu

  • Wednesday, March 14 2018, 8pm, CONCERT MIS EN ESPACE

Pampelune / Spain
Baluarte- Palacio de congresos

  • Friday, March 16 2018, 8pm, CONCERT MIS EN ESPACE

Madrid / Spain
Teatro Real Madrid

  • Sunday, March 18 2018, 6pm, CONCERT MIS EN ESPACE

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