RInaldo by George Frideric Handel, April 2018


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.


Cast and Creative Team

  • Conductor: Timothy Vernon
  • Director: Glynis Leyshon
  • Designer: Pam Johnson
  • Lighting Designer: Eric Champoux
  • Projection Designer: Corwin Ferguson
  • Choreographer: Jacques Lemay

  • Rinaldo: Andrey Nemzer
  • Almirena: Stéphanie Lessard
  • Armida: Jennifer Taverner
  • Goffredo: David Trudgen
  • Argante: Christopher Dunham
  • Woman: Jennifer Turner
  • Mermaid 1: Jessica Wagner
  • Mermaid 2: Allison Ward
  • Herald: Nolan Kehler

WIth the Victoria Symphony



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Performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.