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Sung in English.
Against a backdrop of faded Baroque grandeur, a cast of very contemporary characters tells a compelling tale of tyranny, love and the corrupting nature of power. Director Chris Rolls and designer Oliver Townsend use their extensive theatrical expertise to capture the drama, and the elegance, of one of Handel’s most successful operas. Touring 16 of Scotland’s smaller venues in Autumn 2013, Rodelinda is accompanied by three instrumentalists – on harpsichord, violin and cello – giving a strong flavour of the orchestra that Handel originally wrote for. The sensuous score is full of fragility, beauty and darkness, contrasting moments of frantic energy with those of exquisite stillness, reflecting the human passions at its core.
All performances have been completed