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, 50 minutes with 2 intermissions

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Photo: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company

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