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Datos

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Rinaldo

Georg Friedrich Händel / Leonardo Leo
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Opera
3h 35
Italian
FULL HD
Spanish , English
Production

For the first time in modern times, Festival della Valle d'Itria stages the Neapolitan version of Händel's Rinaldo, a pastiche with a Mediterranean allure which Leonardo Leo assembled in 1718 and which was considered lost until a few years ago. The story behind this most rare opera is captivating: the score of Händel’s masterpiece was illegally brought to Naples by the castrato singer Nicolò Grimaldi, who first interpreted Rinaldo in London. Once in Italy, the work was rehashed by Leo as well as other local composers, who adapted it to the taste of the local Neapolitan public, adding some intermezzos and amusing characters.

 

Director Giorgio Sangati turns this work into a “ba-rock” opera set in the 1980’s, where the struggle between Christians and Turks becomes a battle between pop-rock singers (the Christians) and dark-metal ones (the Turks). These two factions represent two opposite perspectives on love and life.

 

Conductor Fabio Luisi is at the head of the baroque Ensemble La Scintilla, a group of specialists in the baroque repertoire.

 

With the collaboration of Naxos

Opera in three acts

 

Music by Georg Friederich Händel and Leonardo Leo

Libretto by Giacomo Rossi

Premiere Modern Times performance of the 1718 Naples version

Reconstruction and critical edition of the score by Giovanni Andrea Sechi

Orchestra La Scintilla

 

Artistic team


Conductor | Fabio Luisi

Stage director | Giorgio Sangati

 

Cast


Armida | Carmela Remigio

Goffredo | Francisco Fernández

Almirena | Loriana Castellano

Rinaldo | Teresa Iervolino

Argante | Francesca Ascioti

Eustazio | Dara Savinova

Lesbina | Valentina Cardinali

Nesso | Simone Tangolo

Araldo di Argante | Dielli Hoxha

A woman-shaped spirit | Kim Lillian Strebel

Christian magician | Ana Victória Pitts

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