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Aug. 15 2015

10/17/15 – PARTENOPE – 1pm

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | 1 Comment

San Francisco Opera

PARTENOPE by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Anonymous

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PARTENOPE_sfo15Disguises and cross-dressing reveal deep truths about the human heart in Handel’s brilliantly entertaining comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors, which features one of his greatest scores. In his Olivier Award-winning production, director Christopher Alden moves the action to 1920s Paris, and the results are never less than riveting. Baroque music specialist, Julian Wachner, leads a superb cast featuring Danielle de Niese, “a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals” (The New York Times); David Daniels (Xerxes, 2011), who “has a dramatic flair especially well-suited to Handel’s bursts of vengeance or frenzy” (The New York Times); and Daniela Mack, “a purringly elegant BMW of a singer” (Daily Telegraph, London).Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Approximate running time: 3 hours, 18 minutes including two intermissions

Partenope: Danielle de Niese
Arsace: David Daniels
Rosmira: Daniela Mack
Emilio: Alek Shrader
Armindo: Anthony Roth Costanzo
Ormonte: Philippe Sly
Conductor: Julian Wachner

San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ian Robertson, chorus master

DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER ALDEN
CONDUCTOR JULIAN WACHNER *
SET DESIGNER ANDREW LIEBERMAN
COSTUME DESIGNER JON MORRELL
LIGHTING DESIGNER ADAM SILVERMAN
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER GARY MARDER
* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT

photos: Cory Weaver

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