Alcina

George Frideric Handel

2 Feb - 24 Mar 2021

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On Alcina’s island, nothing is as it seems…

A young man, Ruggiero, has fallen under the spell of a woman, Alcina, on an island paradise. But Alcina is an enchantress who transforms her discarded lovers into non-human form, and her island is actually a barren wasteland whose apparent beauty is maintained only by her powers of illusion. When Bradamante, Ruggiero’s fiancée, arrives in disguise, intent on reclaiming her lost love, Alcina’s magic is tested to breaking point.

This extraordinary tale of deception and disguise, of love and loss, of enchantment and illusion, is told in some of Handel’s most richly inventive music, such as Ruggiero’s regretful farewell to the beauty of the island, ‘Verdi prati’.

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Price
£15 to £77.50*
Venues
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Running time
Approximately 3 hours

Language
Sung in Italian with English titles

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Priority booking dates

Leeds Season Packages:
Full Season Package 12 March
Create Your Own Package
Friends & Patrons 17 March
All other customers 19 March

Leeds Single Tickets:
Bronze Patrons 2 April
Friends of Opera North 3 April
Under 30s members 6 April
Public booking 7 April

Tour:
Create Your Own Package
Newcastle 2 March
Nottingham & Salford Quays 6 March
Public booking 13 March

Cast

Máire Flavin

Alcina

Patrick Terry

Ruggiero

Joanna Motulewicz

Bradamante

Lucie Chartin

Morgana

Anthony Gregory

Oronte

Creative team

Laurence Cummings

Conductor

Tim Albery

Director

Hannah Clark

Set and Costume Designer

Thomas C. Hase

Lighting Designer

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