This in one of the most famous operas by composer George Frideric Handel, with libretto in Italian by Giacomo Rossi and inspired by the poem La Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso. It was premiered on 24 February 1711 at Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket, London.
In the time of the crusades, the evil Saracen sorceress Armida kidnaps sweet Almirena, to distract her finacée Rinaldo -the most courageous Christian paladin- from the battlefield, but she ends up falling in love with him. Ardent battles, spells and beautiful melodies like ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ make it one of the most applauded titles by Handel. This Ópera de Tenerife production is an adaptation for the whole family to enjoy.
Learn more about the Ópera en familia scheme by Ópera de Tenerife.
The performance for schools will take place on Thursday, 23 April at 11:30 am.
Family performances are on Saturday, the 25th and Sunday, 26th April.
Musical Director: Giovanni Paganelli
Stage Manager and Designer: Stefania Panighini
Costume Designer: Leo Martínez
Diseño de luces: Hugo Carugatti
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife
Goffredo, Captain General of the Christian Army: Silvia Zorita
Almirena, his daughter, Rinaldo’s fiancée: Inés Lorans
Rinaldo, field hero, engaged to Almirena: Aurora Faggioli
Eustazio, Goffredo’s brother: Jorge Franco
Argante, King of Jerusalem: Pablo Gálvez
Armida, Queen of Damascus: Gloria Giurgola
The show is not available to children aged under 5.