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FARAMONDO

20th March 2017

MONDAY 20 MARCH 7PM
TUESDAY 21 MARCH 7PM
WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 7PM
THURSDAY 25 MARCH 7PM

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

FARAMONDO

LAURENCE CUMMINGS conductor
WILLIAM RELTON director
CORDELIA CHISHOLM designer
KEVIN TREACY lighting designer
LONDON HANDEL ORCHESTRA
OLIVER WEBBER leader


FARAMONDO - IDA RÄNZLÖV
CLOTILDE - HARRIET EYLEY
GUSTAVO - KIERAN RAYNER 
ROSIMONDA - BETH MOXON 
ADOLFO - JOSEPHINE GODDARD
GERNANDO - TIMOTHY MORGAN
TEOBALDO - HARRY THATCHER
CHILDERICO - LAUREN MORRIS


Faramondo is a spicy tale of warring houses and love triangles, written in 1737 with Handel at the peak of his
creative powers. The libretto by Apostelo Zeno tells of Pharamond, the 5th century ruler of legend, reputedly
the first King of France, and the many superb arias and duets make this one of Handel’s more mature works
which has been undeservedly overshadowed.

The opera was first performed at the King's Theatre, in the Haymarket in London, on 3 January 1738. There
were eight performances at the time, and it was not revived until the 20th century, although individual arias
from the opera continued to be performed.

Laurence Cummings will conduct the exceptional singers of the RCM International Opera School and the
London Handel Orchestra, and we welcome back as Director William Relton, whose international career
includes Drottningholm, English National Opera and two previous productions in the London Handel Festival.

TICKETS £60, £55, £50, £45, £30, £25, £20 – reserved seating
 

Past Events

FARAMONDO 21st March 2017 More Details
FARAMONDO 20th March 2017 More Details
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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