Rinaldo (Handel), 2011
Carsen’s schoolroom staging brings out all the energy in Handel’s Rinaldo.
The cast includes Sonia Prina (Rinaldo), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo), Tim Mead (Eustazio), Anett Fritsch (Almirena) and Brenda Rae (Armida) with conductor Ottavio Dantone and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
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Photo: Bill Cooper
Rinaldo - full opera
This riotous Rinaldo trades battleground for playground.
Christian knight Rinaldo loves Almirena, but she has been kidnapped by the scheming sorceress Armida. A magical battle of wits and wills ensues between Rinaldo’s Crusaders and the Saracen army, as the fate not just of two lovers but two na...