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Cancelled: Ariodante (Concert Performance)

St John's Smith SquareSmith Square, London, London, Greater London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom
On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 19:00
Festival: London Festival of Baroque Music
David BatesConductor
Alexandra OomensSopranoDalinda
Nardus WilliamsSopranoGinevra
Polly LeechMezzo-sopranoAriodante
Nicholas TamagnaCountertenorPolinesso
Christopher TurnerTenorLurcanio
James PlattBassKing of Scotland
La Nuova Musica

Orlando, Alcina and Ariodante all have librettos taken from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and it has been our pleasure to present these three marvellous operas over three years at LFBM. Ariodante completes the trio and with an exceptional cast of 'next generation' Handelians. La Nuova Musica is very excited to present the opera, in its near complete form, only omitting the dances. Unlike Orlando and Alcina, there is little cross-dressing and few endless plot mascinations, so the story is surprisingly easy to follow. That said, you can expect Handel's typical characterisations, fantastic melodies and dazzling vocal displays equal to the finest in his operatic cannon.

Duration - c. 180 minutes (including interval)

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