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Rinaldo +++CANCELLED+++
Georg Friedrich Händel
from Fri 22.01.2021 to Tue 26.01.2021
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House


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In Torquato Tasso’s epic La Gerusalemme liberata, on which Händel’s masterpiece Rinaldo is based, the tale of the attempted seduction of the hero by the enchantress Armida is told against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Musicologists agree that Händel did a major cutand- paste job on Rinaldo, as more than two thirds of his 1711 score was cribbed from earlier works. This particular production by Pier Luigi Pizzi, conceived in 1985 for Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia, has traveled since to some twenty major opera houses worldwide. Discounting practical cuts and a few displacements of musical numbers, its durable attraction lies in the gorgeous costumes and scenery, a stylish paragon of Hyperbaroque eschewing both literalism and cheap provocation.


Conductor Federico Maria Sardelli
Director, Sets & Costumes Pier Luigi Pizzi


Rinaldo Teresa Iervolino
Goffredo Leonardo Cortellazzi
Almirena Francesca Aspromonte
Armida Ruth Iniesta
Argante Andrea Patucelli
Mago William Corrò


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

English surtitles
production Teatro Municipale di Reggio Emilia
rebuilt by La Fenice and Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze

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