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Ariodante


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When this production of Handel’s Ariodante – directed by David Alden and conducted by Ivor Bolton – had its premiere, it met with unanimous critical and popular acclaim. Alden, as a theatrical modernist, transformed the opera seria into an eroticallycharged nightmare of lust, betrayal and violated innocence. With a superlative cast including Ann Murray, Joan Rodgers and Gwynne Howell this rich and strange Ariodante is a surprisingly modern drama of psychological and physical cruelty. Ariodante is Handel’s 1735 setting of an episode from Ariosto, in which the King of Scotland’s daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her promised husband. The central situation of sexual jealousy and mistaken identity is set amidst a web of intense family relationships. The range of feelings provoked as the characters develop is caught in music of quite extraordinary emotional power, even by Handel’s own exalted standards.

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Official Release Date Feb 24, 2015
Starring Ann Murray, Joan Rodgers, Gwynne Howell, Paul Nilon, English National Opera and Chorus
Director Kriss Rusmnis
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio PCM Stereo
Language English
Subtitles English, German, French, Dutch
Year 1996
Running Time 178 Minutes
Genre Musical
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0006781674
Item Code  0807280812695

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SN: 229 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 |