AROP evening — Opera


16 May. 2023

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  • 3h55 with 2 intermissions
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire


Ariodante - Robert Carsen

  • Conductor

    Harry Bicket; Alessandro Di Stefano

  • Music

    Georg Friedrich Haendel
    (1685 - 1759)

  • Libretto

    Adaptation anonyme

  • Director

    Robert Carsen

  • Set and lighting design

    Robert Carsen

  • Set design and Costume design

    Luis F. Carvalho

  • Lighting design

    Peter Van Praet

  • Choreography

    Nicolas Paul

If Handel were alive today, he would be termed resilient. In 1734‑1735, when the public had cooled towards him and his contract with the King’s Theatre drew to a close, the composer began to write Ariodante, an “opera seria” intended for the opening of the brand new Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. As if galvanised by adversity, he produced a radiant work, as virtuoso as the libretto, drawn from an episode of Arioste’s Orlando Furioso, is simple: Ginevra, a Scottish princess, is in love with Ariodante to whom she is betrothed, but a conspiracy led by the traitor Polinesso results in her being accused of infidelity. As well as giving us Handel’s most beautiful lament, this inspired score abounds throughout in virtuoso arias and breathes theatrical intelligence. Enough to inspire Robert Carsen who, in the wake of his legendary Paris Opera production of Alcina, composed the same year, signs a new production of Ariodante.

The English Concert
The Paris Opera Chorus
A coproduction with the Metropolitan Opera, New-York

Ariodante fait l’objet d’une captation, réalisée par Floris Bernard, produite par l’Opéra national de Paris, avec le soutien de la Fondation Orange, mécène des retransmissions audiovisuelles de l’Opéra national de Paris, et sera retransmis en direct le 11 mai 2023 sur la plateforme de l’Opéra national de Paris : Paris Opera Play.

Ariodante sera diffusé le samedi 27 mai 2023 sur France Musique à 20 h dans l’émission «  Samedi à l’Opéra  », présentée par Judith Chaine.


Ariodante - Robert Carsen

  • Ariodante

    Emily D'Angelo

  • Il Re di Scozia

    Matthew Brook

  • Ginevra

    Olga Kulchynska

  • Lurcanio

    Eric Ferring

  • Polinesso

    Christophe Dumaux

  • Dalinda

    Tamara Banjesevic

  • Odoardo

    Enrico Casari

  • 19:00

    First part

  • 20:05

    Intermission cocktail

  • 20:25

    Second part

  • 21:35

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:55

    Third part

  • 22:55

    End of the performance

  • 23:10


[EXTRAIT] ARIODANTE de Haendel (Emily D'Angelo) - "Dopo Notte"

1 video

[EXTRAIT] ARIODANTE de Haendel (Matthew Brooke) - "Voli Colla Sua Tromba"

1 video

[EXTRAIT] ARIODANTE de Haendel (Olga Kulchynska) - "Il Mio Crudel Martoro"

1 video

[EXTRAIT] ARIODANTE de Haendel (Tamara Banjesevic) - "Se Tanto Piace Al Cor"

1 video