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Set in the court of an 18th century Scottish king, Ariodante is a story of deception, intrigue and ultimate fidelity. Its show stopping coloratura arias and dazzling orchestral writing have indeed earned Ariodante a firm place in the repertoires of the world's major opera houses. Revival. David Alden's production lovingly evokes the elegance of eighteenth-century opera and the age of chivalry, while illuminating the darker side of human nature. It has a contemporary edge and inventive, occasionally startling, choreography and characterization. Running time 3 hours 45 minutes.Performers Sarah Connolly (Ariodante), Catrin Wyn-Davies (Ginevra), Sally Burgess (Polinesso), Mary Nelson (Dalinda), Paul Nilon (Lurcanio), Eric Owens (The King of Scotland), Finnur Bjarnason (Odoardo).
Music Handel. Company English National Opera. Director David Alden. Conductor Harry Christophers. Design Ian MacNeil. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. Translation Amanda Holden.
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