LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW COPRODUCTION
ARIODANTEby George Frideric Handel
Sung in Italian with projected English translations
VILLAINOUS POLINESSO LUSTS AFTER GINEVRA, BUT SHE LOVES NOBLE ARIODANTE, WHO LOVES HER IN RETURN.
Polinesso will stop at nothing to get his way. Will Ariodante win out over his rival? The dramatic sparks fly, and so do the fireworks in a score calling for the maximum in dazzling vocal virtuosity. But thanks to Handel’s incomparable genius, Ariodante also offers deeply soulful arias to melt any listener’s heart. Here is one of the greatest glories of Baroque opera. Don’t miss its long-awaited Lyric premiere!
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 55 minutes with 2 intermissions
Photo: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company
Ariodante Opera Resources
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commentary by Derek Matson
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"Se rinasce nel mio cor...Si godete al vostro amor"
"Dopo notte atra e funesta"
Music for Ariodante is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
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Photos: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company