Opera

Handel's Ariodante

Christof Loy (stage director), Gianluca Capuano (conductor) — With Cecilia Bartoli (Ariodante), Nathan Berg (The King of Scotland) and Rolando Villazón (Lurcanio)

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Cast

Christof Loy — Stage director

Johannes Leiacker — Associate set designer

Ursula Renzenbrink — Costume designer

Roland Edrich — Lighting

Andreas Heise — Choreographer

Cecilia Bartoli — Mezzo-soprano (Ariodante)

Nathan Berg — Bass-baritone (The King of Scotland)

Kathryn Lewek — Soprano (Ginevra)

Rolando Villazón — Tenor (Lurcanio)

Christophe Dumaux — Countertenor (Polinesso)

Sandrine Piau — Soprano (Dalinda)

Kristofer Lundin — Tenor (Odoardo)

Salzburger Bachchor

Les Musiciens du Prince–Monaco

Gianluca Capuano — Conductor

Program notes

Discover Ariodante, George Frideric Handel’s Baroque opera, a masterpiece plunging us into the ruthless world of the Scottish royal court through a love story of knight-errant Ariodante and princess Ginevra. Christof Loy staged the production at the Salzburg Festival 2017, alongside maestro Gianluca Capuano who conducted Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco.

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