Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage
3:40, 1 break
The baroque opera of the year
What makes Handel’s opera Rodelinda - the only baroque opera of the season - such a popular favourite? In arias suffused with grief, bitter yearning and joy, her story speaks to our imaginations and draws us into her dilemma. What would you do, faced with a choice between loyalty and power?
Handel’s works have become fixtures of the opera repertoire, Rodelinda being one of his greatest triumphs. Like the two other pinnacles of his oeuvre from the same period, Giulio Cesare and Tamerlano, it was composed for the Royal Academy of Music, of which Handel was the artistic director. Rodelinda is the DNO’s only Baroque opera this season.
Coproduction with: Teatro Real, Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Opéra National de Lyon en Oper Frankfurt