Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rinaldo by George Frederic Handel
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 27 minutes
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.
Elza van den Heever