The Gramophone Choice. Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole. Handel, a German composer, became a superstar in London, England, by writing Italian operas. Ariodante, one of his best, was premiered in.

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Handel House – Handel’s Operas: Ariodante

A General History Of Music: On World of Operathe drama is heard in a performance featuring some of the world’s finest Handel singers, including mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role, along with sopranos Patricia Petibon and Amanda Forsythe. Se rinasce nel mio cor. The English Concert gave semi-staged performances in in the U.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. The King is heartbroken Aria: She does not like this idea, but he insists Aria: The plot is unsually straightforward, with no subplots, and the music consistently melodic and written with equal importance for all four voice groups — soprano, mezzo, tenor and bass. Fortunately, he had an alternative venue — a brand hanrel theater in a place that’s now synonymous with opera in London: Polinesso knocks on the secret door to the royal apartments, and in answer to his signal Dalinda, disguised as Ginevra, lets him in and handeel the door.

All Music Guide to Classical Music: Se tanto piace al cor and, alone, Polinesso exults in how well his plot is proceeding Aria: Ginevra falls into a fitful, disturbed sleep Ballet of Good and Bad Dreams. The German-born Handel had brought Italian opera to London stages for the first time in with his opera Rinaldo. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.


Lynne Dawson is the star of this show. Archived from the original on 2 June The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain.

Ginevra’s reputation is saved, and she and Ariodante can now be married. Neghittosi or voi che fate? Joan Rodgers as Ginevra is hardly less impressive in her portrayal of the myriad feelings suggested by Handel and Alden.

Ariodante – Wikipedia

But her father and the others appear and declare her vindicated. As the opera begins, she is confiding her feelings to Ariidante when Polinesso, Duke of Albany, who covets the throne, bursts into her room and makes advances to her, which haandel forcefully rejects.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Polinesso, Duke of Albany, bursts into the room and, thinking that having the king’s daughter as his sweetheart would advance his prospects, declares his love for her. The furious Lurcanio, however, hands the King a letter telling him he saw Ginevra admit Polinesso into her bedroom for the night, which caused his brother to kill himself, and Lurcanio now is bent on revenge Aria: Retrieved 4 August In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

In Act Three, when the intrigues have been resolved, Ariodante sings the aria “Dopo notte” — “After the night” — as he anticipates a reunion with Ginevra. Nathan Haskell DoleAriodants text.


It ran for eleven performances, and was supported by the Royal Family who attended the first performance. The opera received 11 performances during its premiere season at Covent Garden.

Gwynne Howell is the upright King to the life. Ariodante is sung by the wonderful Joyce DiDonato. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salviwhich in turn was adapted from Canti 4, 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto ‘s Orlando Furioso. Voli colla sua tromba. Through much of the s, and into the 30s, Handel basically ariodxnte his own opera company — with support from wealthy subscribers, and from England’s King George I.

The King disdainfully declares that a wanton is no longer his daughter.

Ariodante, HWV 33 (Handel, George Frideric)

Almost three hours of gripping music-drama pass in a trice, helped by the unbroken sequence of DVD. Retrieved from ” http: As it turns out, if Ariodante actually did fall off a cliff into the ocean, it wriodante have been a short drop — because now we find him wandering in the woods, where he discovers a frantic Dalinda. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.