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Washington National Opera: The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists starring in Alcina

Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:00 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration Washington National Opera

For one performance only, WNO's talented Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists take over all of the lead roles in Handel's spellbinding opera about an island sorceress whose powers of seduction are put to the test by true love.

Price

$39 - $99

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

For one performance only, WNO's talented Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists take over all of the lead roles in Handel's spellbinding opera! 

Alcina
Music by George Frideric Handel / Libretto by Riccardo Broschi
In Italian with Projected English Titles
New WNO Production
 
Welcome to the island of illusions. Peer beyond the palms to discover the beautiful Alcina, a sorceress skilled in the art of seduction. Her passion burns red hot--until she tires of her conquests and turns them into wild beasts or stone. When dashing knight Ruggiero succumbs to this femme fatale's dangerous charms, his fiancée Bradamante takes on a daring disguise to free her betrothed and break the curse. But is Alcina finally falling for the man of her dreams? In this cruel paradise, can anyone tell what's real?
 
This exciting new WNO production is our first-ever staging of Handel's masterful baroque opera, crafted at the pinnacle of his creativity in the era of Ariodante and Messiah. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to fall under the spell of one of opera's brightest jewels! 

Performance Timing: Approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

CAST:

Alcina:
Alexandria Shiner
Morgana:
Madison Leonard
Ruggiero:
Allegra De Vita
Bradamante:
Eliza Bonet
Melisso:
Michael Adams
Oronte:
Arnold Geis

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director:                      
Anne Bogart
Conductor:      
Jane Glover    
Set Designer:   
Neil Patel
Costume Designer:      
James Schuette
Lighting Designer:      
Christopher Akerlind
Choreographer:           
Barney O'Hanlon

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COME ONE HOUR EARLY FOR A FREE OPERA INSIGHT
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. Discussion lasts 20-25 minutes.These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of Alcina.

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This specific performance is part ofJFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.

Watch and Listen

Madison Leonard: Tornami a vagheggia from Alcina

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