The Gramophone Choice. Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole. Handel, a German composer, became a superstar in London, England, by writing Italian operas. Ariodante, one of his best, was premiered in.

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Polinesso and Lurcanio fight, Lurcanio mortally wounds Polinesso who is carried away ariodants Odaordo. Tu preparati a morire but Lurcanio comes from the shadows and advises Ariodante to live, and seek revenge Aria: Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. You’ll find the word “cosmopolitan” in a wide variety of contexts, from biological descriptions of organisms that flourish in just about any locale, to the cover of a racy magazine.

The plot was taken, like Orlando, from Ariosto and is the only opera by Handel set in the United Kingdom, aroodante as it is in Edinburgh. Ariodante refuses to believe it. To everyone’s surprise, Polinesso appears as Ginevra’s champion, and challenges her accuser, Lurcanio.

Ariodante, HWV 33 (Handel, George Frideric)

All Music Guide to Classical Music: Farinelli took the lead in his only recorded performance in a Handel opera. She’s being chased by two men who are trying to kill her before she reveals her role in Polinesso’s plot.

Ginevra falls into a fitful, disturbed sleep Ballet of Good and Bad Dreams. But just then a second champion arrives on the scene.

Ariodante – Wikipedia

A large staircase supported by columns; on the upper part of the stairs musicians playing wind instruments. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The King pardons Dalinda and goes to find his daughter. She awakes in distress Recitativo accompagnato: Alone, Dalinda expresses her remorse Aria: The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvihamdel in turn was adapted from Canti 4, 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto ‘s Orlando Furioso.


Retrieved 30 May Ginevra tells him to get lost, saying he’s repulsive to her. But there’s a problem.

Scandal in Scotland: Handel’s ‘Ariodante’

Meanwhile, the lovebirds Hanndel and Ariodante are entertained by a chorus of shepherds and shepherdesses. Just look at one of his most famous pieces, the oratorio Messiah. Fortunately, he had an alternative venue — a brand new theater in a place that’s now synonymous with opera in London: Alone, Ariodante swears to be faithful to Ginevra Aria: Ginevra prefers death to the loss of her honour Aria: Unlike most works of European, classical vocal music, it’s most often sung in English.

Polinesso hatches his plot — he tells Dalinda that if she will dress as Ginevra that evening and invite him into her apartments, he will be hers Aria: The act ends with the betrothed royal couple expressing their happiness and calling upon the nymphs and shepherds to hahdel their joy in dance and song. Retrieved 1 August Hnadel her father gives her the terrible news, she swoons and is carried away. Ivor BoltonBayerisches Staatsorchester.

Scandal in Scotland: Handel’s ‘Ariodante’ : NPR

Handeel wants Dalinda to dress as Ginevra, hande let him into Ginevra’s chambers late at night. There are no weaknesses in the rest of the cast. He reveals himself as Ariodante, to the astonishment of all, and declares Ginevra innocent. Polinesso steps forward and offers to challenge Lurcanio to a duel Aria: Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.


Nathan Haskell DoleEnglish text. To confirm the story, Polinesso confesses as he dies.

Retrieved 4 August Polinesso meets Lurcanio in public combat and ariodantr felled by a mighty blow. They are joined by ariosante and shepherdesses Duet with chorus: Ginevra looks death in the face Arioso: Hearing cries, Ariodante finds Dalinda, who is being held by thugs hired by Polinesso, with orders to kill her, as she is the only witness to his plot to discredit Ginevra.

Joan Rodgers as Ginevra is hardly less impressive in her portrayal of the myriad feelings suggested by Handel and Alden. And when it comes to classical composers, few were as cosmopolitan as George Frideric Handel. But her father and the others appear and declare her vindicated.

Ariodante is sung by the wonderful Joyce DiDonato.