Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario provided by Aaron Hill
Based on the epic poem Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso
April 19, 21, 27, 2018, at 8 pm
Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 pm
The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
Sung in Italian, with English surtitles
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain
One of Handel's most flamboyant accomplishments
Handel's first big hit for the London stage, Rinaldo contains some of his most ravishing music and is an exotic story of war, religion, love, and sorcery. As a Christian army prepares to lay siege to Jerusalem during the First Crusade, politics, passion, and magic complicate matters. Glynis Leyshon will direct this masterpiece of Baroque opera.
WIth the Victoria Symphony