Event Rinaldo
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 21 July 2005
Opening Date 21 July 2005
Last Date 5 August 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description A theatrical treasure of the Baroque that is as thrilling as it is magical. Distinguished British conductor, Trevor Pinnock, conducts a dream cast in Handel's lavish operatic spectacle. If the Christians are successful in winning Jerusalem from the Saracens, the Christian warrior, Rinaldo is promised the hand of the beautiful Algerian in marriage. The wicked enchantress, Armida, calls forth her dark powers to thwart his ambitions on both counts.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Organisations
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, [Unknown], Orchestra
Opera Australia Dancers, [Unknown], Dance Group
Opera Australia, Production Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Matthew Barclay Choreographer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Aubrey Murphy Concert Master
Trevor Pinnock Conductor
Michael Wilkinson Costume Designer
Luise Napier Director
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
James Robinson Original Director
Michael Scott-Mitchell Set Designer
Richard Alexander Singer
Richard Anderson Singer
Michael Chance Singer
Henry Choo Singer
Rachelle Durkin Singer
Taryn Fiebig Singer
Emma Matthews Singer
Graham Pushee Singer
Bianca Esther Stage Manager
Resources
Article: Miriam Cosic, The Australian, 21 July 2005, 14
Article: Opera-Opera, July 2005, 10
Review: David Gyger, Opera-Opera, September 2005, 15
Review: Murray Black, The Australian, 25 July 2005, 10
Review: Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 July 2005, 27
Review: W. L. Hoffmann, Times2, 28 July 2005, 8
Text Nationality Germany
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 6 performances
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jul/Aug 2005
Event Identifier 66679