Haymarket will present Handel’s Orlando online in three acts, with virtual premieres and opening night parties on September 16th (Act I), 23rd (Act II), and 30th (Act III). Your ticket also includes access to watch the entire three-part series of filmed performances for each act of Handel's epic opera, Orlando, from October 1 – October 31.
Haymarket Opera Company welcomes superstar countertenor Bejun Mehta in the title role (Orlando), alongside Kimberly Jones (Angelica), Emily Fons (Medoro), Erica Schuller (Dorinda), and David Govertsen (Zoroastro). The acclaimed Haymarket Opera Orchestra is led by founder Craig Trompeter. Creative Producer Chase Hopkins is joined by film director Garry Grasinski, Grammy-nominated audio engineer Mary Mazurek, costume designer Stephanie Cluggish, lighting designer Lindsey Lyddan, stage coach Sarah Edgar, and Chicago artist Zuleyka V. Benitez whose original scenic artwork is projected throughout the School of Music's intimate Jarvis Opera Hall, a brand new, state-of-the-art, purpose-designed opera theater.
Handel’s magic opera Orlando transports us to the medieval world of chivalry and sorcery in an epic psychological battle between love and war. The crusader Orlando has abandoned his glorious deeds in unrequited love for the beautiful princess Angelica. But her passion for the prince Medoro pushes Orlando to the brink of insanity. Don’t miss this exotic feast for the ears and eyes! Pastoral poetry, wizardry, and baroque opulence fuse together in a stunningly beautiful amalgam of musical invention.
Orlando was among Handel’s most avant-garde creations, exploring themes of heroism, love, and insanity through experimental musico-dramatic forms which were considered to be extremely modern at its 1732 premiere.
Link will be sent to ticketholders for access to viewing the performance.
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