Concert will begin at 18:30 hours GMT
Händel's 'Ariodante' with Murrihy, Reiss, Finley, Bevan, Davies and Lyon from London
Händel's 'Ariodante' is an opera seria in three acts. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Medieval Scotland. Ginevra, daughter of the King, is in love with and betrothed to Prince Ariodante. She rejects the amorous advances of the Duke of Albany, Polinesso, who then cruelly tricks Ariodante and Ginevra's father into believing that Ginevra has been unfaithful. Performers:
Ariodante: Paula Murrihy.
Ginevra: Chen Reiss.
Rè di Scozia: Gerald Finley.
Sophie Bevan, soprano.
Iestyn Davies, countertenor.
Ed Lyon, tenor.
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
Recorded last week.