Washington National Opera Open Rehearsal
Welcome to the island of illusions, where Alcina, a beautiful sorceress, turns her lovers into wild beasts or stone when she tires of them. When the dashing knight Ruggiero is in her clutches, his fiancée Bradamante takes on a daring disguise to free her beloved and break the curse. But is Alcina finally falling for the man of her dreams? In this cruel paradise, can anyone tell what is real? This masterful baroque opera was crafted at the height of Handel’s creativity— the same era of his Messiah—and is an opportunity to hear a rare operatic jewel that showcases the magnificent tradition of grand Handelian singing.
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