LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW COPRODUCTION

ARIODANTE

by 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!


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Monument Fund
SIDLEY
MARGOT AND
JOSEF LAKONISHOK


 


Production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, in coproduction with Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
 




Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 55 minutes with 2 intermissions

#LyricAriodante

 
Photo: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company

Ariodante Opera Resources


Join us in the theater one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the opera. Learn more about pre-opera talks.


 
Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera Commentary


commentary by Derek Matson



Download
(right click and "Save Target As" / "Save Link As")

Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Audio Highlights


"Volate amori"


"Se rinasce nel mio cor...Si godete al vostro amor"


"Dopo notte atra e funesta"
Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Things You Can’t Miss This Season

The 2018/19 Season at Lyric is packed with thrills and enchantment. Here’s just a sampling of what awaits you.

Read More

 
Music for Ariodante is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
© 2018/19 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

Photos: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company
Top