Partenope

MUSIC BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL


All performances of Partenope have been cancelled. Click here for more info.

 

Love's a drag, isn't it?

 

Mistaken identities reveal deep truths about love and war in Handel's hilarious Baroque comedy. Breakout soprano Louise Adler stars as Partenope, a 1920s Paris socialite besieged by a colorful cast of suitors including internationally renowned countertenors Franco Fagioli and Jakub Józef Orlińksi.

Be there when Christopher Alden's Olivier Award-winning production takes the Opera House by storm in a limited, 5-performance-only engagement!

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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THE BUZZ

“Surrender to [Partenope’s] buoyant charms, and you may soon find your senses ravished and your funny bone delicately tickled.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Louise Alder’s sparkling soprano has great poise and assurance and her warm reception was richly deserved.”
The Guardian

“Fagioli is one of today's great vocal technicians, and the ease and almost superhuman agility with which he attacks some of the big bravura numbers are simply staggering.”
The Guardian

Synopsis

A battle of the sexes ensues between a sophisticated society woman and the group of suitors who desire her.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Partenope Louise Alder *
Rosmira Daniela Mack
Arsace Franco Fagioli *
Armindo Jakub Józef Orliński *
Emilio Alek Shrader
Ormonte Hadleigh Adams

PERFORMANCES

Jun 12, 18, 21, 23, 27, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor Christopher Moulds
Production Christopher Alden
Revival Director Roy Rallo
Set Designer Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Revival Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Choreographer Lawrence Pech

* San Francisco Opera debut

English National Opera and Opera Australia production.

 

Previous performances of Partenope can be found in our Archives.

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