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Set in a timeless world full of passion, plots and potent illusion - where reality blurs with fantasy - the enigmatic Alcina reigns. Intrigue surrounds this alluring but ruthless sorceress, who spends her time seducing lovers, then, once bored, swiftly discarding them. However, when the handsome Ruggiero is bewitched by Alcina’s charms, his fiancée Bradamante enlists the help of her friend Melisso and - disguised as a man - sets out to rescue her beloved. Deceit, sensuality and seduction pervade Handel’s glorious music, with exquisite arias lamenting love unrequited and faith betrayed. New production.

Performers Joan Rodgers (Alcina), Janis Kelly (Alcina), Janis Kelly (Alcina from Jan 17), Sarah Connolly (Ruggiero), Lisa Milne (Morgana), Christine Rice (Bradamante), Toby Spence (Oronte), Mark Richardson (Melisso), Gail Pearson (Oberto).
Music Handel. Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. Conductor Noel Davies (from Jan 17). Translation Amanda Holden. Director Charles MacKerras. Director David McVicar. Design Michael Vale. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. Costume Sue Blane.

Alcina

Alcina (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T680836099. Details of all Alcina archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S943054666

Archive Listings

29 Nov 99
to
27 Jan 00
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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