Choosing between passion and reason – that is the dilemma facing Orlando, whose forbidden love for Angelica soon turns to madness. On the heals of the Lille Opera’s highly successful production of Julius Ceasar in 2007, the team of Emmanuelle Haïm / David McVicar shows a side of Handel full of grace and fury, exalted by the charisma of the contralto Sonia Prina.
Opera in three acts by Georg Friedrich Haendel ( 1685-1759 ).
Libretto after Orlando furioso by Arioste. Created on 1733.
Musical direction Emmanuelle Haïm
Stage direction David McVicar
Scenography and costumes Jenny Tiramani
Lights Davy Cunningham
Choreograph Andrew George
Vocal coach Philippe Grisvard, Yves Castagnet
Assistant in to the Musical Director Iñaki Encina Oyón
Assistant in to the Stage Director Marie Lambert
Sonia Prina Orlando
Henriette Bonde-Hansen Angelica
Stephen Wallace Medoro
Lucy Crowe Dorinda
Nathan Berg Zoroastro
Le Concert d’Astrée
Société Générale Patronage Musicale is principal patron of le Concert d’Astree. Le Concert d’Astree, ensemble in residence at the Lille Opera, benefits from support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.
SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER AT 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
A DAY AT THE OPERA
(Musical paths, an introduction to baroque music)
Concerts, workshops, public discussions …
With the musicians of Le Concert d’Astrée.
Free admission / reservation as of September 16th
0820 48 9000
SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER ABOUT 7:30 PM
With Emmanuelle Haïm following the performance.
Free admission, no reservation, depending on availability of seats.
WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER AT 6 PM
CHAMBER MUSIC / ASTREE CYCLE
Ils s’aiment… un peu, beaucoup,à la folie
Madsongs (airs de folies)
With Lisandro Abadie baritone-bass,
Laura Monica Pustilnik lute
+ Harpsichord and cello
WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 6 PM
From Corelli to Haendel, from Rome to London
With Matthieu Camilleri violin,
Philippe Grisvard harpsichord and organ
3h30 with intermission
Opera sung in Italian, overhead subtitles in French
Performances with audio-description on reservation the 12th and 17th october 2010
Individual ticket sales start saturday 18 September 2010 b> at 9 am
Coproduction Lille Opera, Champs-Elysées Theater (Paris), Dijon Opera
With the patronage of DALKIA NORD and RABOT DUTILLEUL