Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas.
The English Concert
Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Joyce DiDonato Ariodante
Christiane Karg Ginevra
Mary Bevan Dalinda*
Sonia Prina Polinesso
David Portillo Lucanio
Matthew Brook King of Scotland
Tyson Miller Odoardo
Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas, Ariodante. Following her stunning portrayal of Alcina in 2014, the latest instalment in our Handel opera series sees the much-anticipated return of the ever effervescent Joyce DiDonato in the title role. Marking 500 years since the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a tale of knights and entangled love, Ariodante stands as Handel’s final opera on the subject after Alcina and Orlando.
Whether an aficionado or someone new to baroque opera, this perfect example of Handel’s art, packed with virtuosity and emotional range, is not to be missed.
*Mary Bevan is kindly standing in for the indisposed Joelle Harvey.