Event Handel's Orlando
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Venue Shed 14, Docklands, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Festival 1999
First Date 17 October 1999
Opening Date 17 October 1999
Last Date 23 October 1999
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The warrior Orlando, torn between his love for Angelica and his glorious career, rages against his insanity and jealousy when he discovers her infidelity. Ariosto's epic medieval tale Orlando Furioso is the source material for this and two other works by Handel, Alcina and Ariodante.
Orlando's score, which includes opera's first five-eight bars, is today as strange, passionate and provocative as it was at its premiere in London in 1733. In 1999 it will be performed by a cast of fine Australian singer actors and a baroque ensemble under the direction of Handel specialist Graham Abbott.
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Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Drama
Opera
Subjects Jealousy
Love
Madness
Revenge
War
Organisations
Oz Opera, Production Company
Orlando Orchestral Ensemble, Orchestra
Melbourne Festival, Presenting Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Amanda Colliver Actor and Singer Dorinda
Roxane Hislop Actor and Singer Medoro
Roger Howell Actor and Singer Zoroastro
Joslyn Rechter Actor and Singer Orlando
Tiffany Speight Actor and Singer Angelica
George Frideric Handel Composer
Graham Abbott Conductor
Dan Potra Designer
Lindy Hume Director Translator
Steve Wickham Lighting Designer
Ludovico Ariosto Poet
Works
Orlando
Orlando Furioso
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information A new production, exclusive to Melbourne
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Melbourne Festival 1999 guide
Event Identifier 100918