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Saturday, January 12, 2019 Permalink

At The Opera, George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo, January 12, 2019

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Rinaldo is an opera by George Frideric Handel, composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The libretto was prepared by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario provided by Aaron Hill, and the work was first performed at the Queen's Theatre in London's Haymarket on February 24, 1711. The story of love, war and redemption, set at the time of the First Crusade, is loosely based on Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata ("Jerusalem Delivered"), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the contemporary trend towards Italian entertainment in English theatres.

Handel composed Rinaldo quickly, borrowing and adapting music from operas and other works that he had composed during a long stay in Italy in the years 1706–10, during which he established a considerable reputation. In the years following the premiere, he made numerous amendments to the score. Rinaldo is regarded by critics as one of Handel's greatest operas. Of its individual numbers, the soprano aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" has become a particular favourite, and is a popular concert piece.

Cast:

Goffredo – Marion Newman

Rinaldo – Kimberly Barber

Almirena – Laura Whalen

Eustazio – Jennifer Enns Modolo

Kevin Mallo – conductor

Opera in Concer and Aradio Ensemble

NAXOS - 2004

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:11pm
George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo (1711) BUY Opera in Concert
11:00pm
11:32pm
Verdi: ll Trovatore: D'amor Sull'ali Rosee BUY from Zinka Milanov Sings Bellini & Verdi; composed by Verdi
11:37pm
Verdi: La Forza Del Destino: Pace, Pace, Mio Dio BUY from Zinka Milanov Sings Bellini & Verdi; composed by Verdi
11:42pm
Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Suicidio! BUY from Zinka Milanov Sings Bellini & Verdi; composed by Ponchielli
11:46pm
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi Lo Sapete BUY from Zinka Milanov Sings Bellini & Verdi; composed by Mascagni
11:50pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:53pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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