Event Oreste
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Venue Wilton's Music Hall, London, England
First Date 8 November 2016
Last Date 19 November 2016
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description See the opera stars of tomorrow in a blackly comic production of Handel’s masterful pasticcio. Gerard Jones directs this new production starring the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists. They take to Wilton's atmospheric setting, following on from The Royal Opera’s series of acclaimed productions of Baroque operas in intimate venues such as the Roundhouse (Orfeo) and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (L’Ormindo and Orpheus). Jones’s contemporary production revels in the story’s violence and gore, and is run through with a thick vein of dark humour.
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Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
George Frideric Handel Composer
Matt Carter Designer
Gerard Jones Designer
Gerard Jones Director
Mimi Jordan Sherin Lighting Designer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality England
Further Information Oreste was the first of Handel’s three pasticcios – a popular 18th-century genre in which composers brought together pre-existing music to tell a new story. This tale of a brutal battle to overcome a tyrannical king is a masterful compilation of ensembles and arias from Handel’s previous works and has remarkable dramatic cogency and intensity. Though performed only three times in Handel’s lifetim
Event Identifier 129591