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HANDEL ARIODANTE

8th March 2016 - 14th March 2016

TUESDAY 8 MARCH  7PM
WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH  7PM
SATURDAY 12 MARCH  7PM
MONDAY 14 MARCH  7PM

BRITTEN THEATRE, Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS

 
HANDEL ARIODANTE  HWV33

LAURENCE CUMMINGS conductor
JAMES BONAS
director
MOLLY EINCHCOMB designer
ROB CASEY lighting designer
LONDON HANDEL ORCHESTRA
ADRIAN BUTTERFIELD leader

FRIDAY 11 MARCH 12-1PM
YOUNG PERSONS’ MATINÉE

 
The confirmed casts are below (dated 17 February)


 
 
8 & 12 March
9 & 14 March
ARIODANTE
KATIE COVENTRY
KAMILLA DUNSTAN
GINEVRA
SOFIA LARSSON
GEMMA LOIS
SUMMERFIELD
DALINDA
GALINA AVERINA
MARIE LYS
POLINESSO 
ELSPETH MARROW
THOMAS
SCOTT-COWELL
LURCANIO 
PETER AISHER
THOMAS ERLANK
KING OF SCOTLAND 
SIMPHIWE SIMON SHIBAMBU
ODOARDO 
JOEL WILLIAMS
JOEL WILLIAMS 

 
 
Ariodante is one of Handel’s finest operas. Handel composed it for the 1734-5 season, and his
fabulous cast was reflected in the music, a combination of virtuosity and emotional depth. Like its sister opera, and fellow masterpiece, Alcina, Ariodante is taken from Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem Orlando Furioso, and tells of heroes-in-love, treacherous villainy and chivalric honour. (The story is so good that Shakespeare used it in Much Ado about Nothing). Also like Alcina, Handel included some charming ballets, written for a visiting French dance troupe. Richly scored and tightly plotted, Ariodante is a perfect piece both for Handel aficionados and for those new to Baroque opera.
 
24th production of a fully-staged Handel opera
in collaboration with the RCM International Opera School

 
Supported by the Handel Supporters

Running time: 3 1/2 hours including two intervals - approximate timing.

www.rcm.ac.uk
 
TICKETS: £60, £55, £50, £45, £30, £25, £20

GENERAL BOOKING INFORMATION:

12 JANUARY - online booking for members of the HANDEL SUPPORTERS only.
19 JANUARY - online booking for everyone else.
21 JANUARY - telephone booking for everyone else -
01460 54660.

 
To book ONLINE please click on the button in the top right hand corner of the website. This will take you to the Booking section. Events will appear there when they are open to booking and not before.
 
Box office hours:
10am-12.30pm and 2-4pm - Monday to Friday.
During the Festival the box office is open from 10am to 2pm - Monday to Friday. You can also contact us by email on londonhandelfestival@gmail.com

 
Buying tickets on the door - the box office will be open at the concert venue from 3/4 hour before the start. There is generally no need to buy in advance for the Lunchtime Series.
For the concerts at St John's, Smith Square and Wigmore Hall please see the relevant concert pages for details.
 
For more information please see the Bookings page. 

 
KAMILLA DUNSTAN
KATIE COVENTRY
KAMILLA DUNSTAN
KATIE COVENTRY
SOFIA LARSSON GEMMA SUMMERFIELD
SOFIA LARSSON GEMMA SUMMERFIELD
GALINA AVERINA MARIE LYS
GALINA AVERINA
MARIE LYS
ELSPETH MARROW THOMAS SCOTT COWELL
ELSPETH MARROW
THOMAS SCOTT COWELL
PETER AISHER THOMAS ERLANK
PETER AISHER
THOMAS ERLANK
SIMON SHIBAMBU JOEL WILLIAMS
SIMON SHIBAMBU
JOEL WILLIAMS
LAURENCE CUMMINGS  

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SHAKED BAR 27th March 2017 More Details
FARAMONDO 25th March 2017 More Details
FARAMONDO 23rd March 2017 More Details
GUILDHALL SCHOOL 23rd March 2017 More Details
FARAMONDO 21st March 2017 More Details
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COME AND SING 18th March 2017 More Details
HANDEL MESSIAH 1st December 2016 More Details
CHANDOS 300 7th April 2016 More Details
HSC FINAL 4th April 2016 More Details
HANDEL ELPIDIA 31st March 2016 More Details
MUSICA DA CAMERA 23rd March 2016 More Details
HANDEL BERENICE 17th March 2016 More Details
YOUTHFUL MASTERY 11th March 2016 More Details
RCM BAROQUE 9th March 2016 More Details
MISSA ROMANA 17th April 2015 More Details
ROMAN CANTATAS 16th April 2015 More Details
SING MESSIAH 28th March 2015 More Details
DIE TAGESZEITEN 19th March 2015 More Details
HANDEL SEMELE 10th March 2015 More Details

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