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    Georg Friedrich Handel

    Handel in all his musical and vocal splendour and a legendary madness scene

    Christophe Dumaux
    Christophe Dumaux - DR
    Francesco Corti
    Francesco Corti - DR

    Franco Fagioli has canceled his participation in the tour of Orlando, it is the French countertenor Christophe Dumaux who has been chosen for singing this title role for which he was acclaimed last April at the Theater an der Wien. Thank you for your understanding

    Christophe Dumaux Orlando
    Kathryn Lewek Angelica
    Delphine Galou Medoro
    Nuria Rial Dorinda
    John Chest Zoroastro

    Francesco Corti direction
    Il Pomo d’Oro

    Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 1h20 - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 1h20

    In the corpus of so-called “magical” operas by Handel, Orlando is the only one to replace a sorceress with a male figure, the magician Zoroastro, arguably the finest role for a bass in Handel’s entire operatic repertoire. This is not the only striking feature in a score which is exceptional in every respect – construction, melodic richness, orchestra, powerful recitative passages, outstandingly expressive arias and bravura moments. The libretto based on Orlando furioso by Ariosto inspired Handel to pen one of his most beautiful scores, notable for the trio at the end of Act I and the epic madness scene featuring Orlando at the close of the Act Two, in which Christophe Dumaux is sure to excel.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées