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Opera Lafayette presents Handel’s Radamisto
February 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
For the first time, Opera Lafayette brings its original perspective to a repertoire favorite of Handel, a drama about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king. Opera Lafayette performs the work in its first version, complete with dances at the ends of the acts and with members of the Séan Curran dance company integrated as actors into the complete production. Composed by George Frideric Handel. Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym, based on L’amor tirannico by Domenico Lalli and L’amour tyrannique by Georges de Scudery. Ryan Brown, conductor. Séan Curran, director. Amanda Shafran, costume designer. Diana Balmori, scenic design. The Opera Lafayette Orchestra. Séan Curran Dance Company. Caitlin Hulcup, Radamisto, son of King Farasmane. Hagar Sharvit, Zenobia, Radamisto’s wife. Dominique Labelle, Polissena, Radamisto’s sister, daughter of Farasmane, wife of Tiridate. Robin Yujoong Kim, Tiridate, King of Armenia, married to Polissena, but in love with his sister-in-law Zenobia. Alex Rosen, Farasmane, King of Thrace. Véronique Filloux, Tigrane, Prince, general to Tiridate, in ‘respectful love’ with Polissena. Nola Richardson, Fraarte, brother/general to Tiridate, in ‘respectful love’ with Zenobia.
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