Ariodante by Händel

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Christiane Karg, soprano
Sarah Gilford, soprano
Lucile Richardot, mezzo
Franco Fagioli, countertenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Alex Rosen, bass

Il Pomo d’Oro
George Petrou, conductor


G. F. Handel: Ariodante (concert version)

An evening to enjoy Händel’s music and his most inspired opera seria Ariodante, considered the first work composed for the Covent Garden opera seasons. A story of love, betrayal and revenge based on the libretto by Antonio Salvi.

Franco Fagioli is the greatest virtuoso countertenor of our time, both for his artistic ability and for the beauty of his voice and his brilliant technique. For the interpretation of Ariodante, Fagioli is joined by a cast of leading voices such as Christiane Karg, Sarah Gilford, Lucile Richardot, Nicholas Phan and Alex Rosen, and the internationally renowned baroque ensemble Il Pomo de Oro, under the direction of George Petrou.