Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym New Production and WNO Premiere William Lacey, conductor Chas Rader-Shieber, director
Handel's rarely-performed work recounts the tale of Tatar conqueror Tamerlano, whose enslavement of the Ottoman emperor Bajazet and fluctuating marital intentions lead to conspiracy and suicide. Plácido Domingo makes his American debut in the pivotal role of Bajazet, and acclaimed countertenor David Daniels is the tyrannical Tamerlano.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Performance Length - 3 hours. 25 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions.
On-sale date at the KC box office for this production: February 6, 2008. For more information on pricing and availability, please contact WNO Audience Services at 202.295.2400."
WNO Access to Opera Ticket Program: For the performance on Wednesday, April 30, tickets at the special price of $25 each are available for day-of purchase, in person at the KC box office beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Artist Q&A: Following the Sunday matinee performance (May 4), join WNO's artists and artistic staff for a unique opportunity to ask questions about this production.