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Jun. 16 2012

06/23/12 – Rinaldo – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Rinaldo by George Frederic Handel

 

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 27 minutes
In Italian

With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in her arsenal to help win the war. Good thing Rinaldo has some supernatural reinforcements of his own!

Handel wanted to make it big in England, and he did it in spades with Rinaldo! For the first time he specified sorcery and magic in the plot — hiring an illustrious producer to bring it off, and booking a megastar for the lead.

Three hundred years later, Lyric follows suit! Fabulous David Daniels headlines this amazing new production.

 

CAST/CREW

Rinaldo
David Daniels

Almirena
Julia Kleiter

Armida
Elza van den Heever

Argante
Luca Pisaroni

Goffredo
Sonia Prina

Eustazio
Iestyn Davies

Conductor
Harry Bicket

Director
Francisco Negrin

Designer
Louis Désiré

Lighting Designer
Bruno Poet

Chorus Master
Michael Black

Choreographer
Ana Yepes

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