WRTI Spotlight
12:00 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Handel's RINALDO on June 23 at 1 pm

With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in her arsenal to help win the war. Good thing Rinaldo has some supernatural reinforcements of his own!

Handel wanted to make it big in England, and he did it in spades with Rinaldo! For the first time he specified sorcery and magic in the plot — hiring an illustrious producer to bring it off, and booking a megastar for the lead. Three hundred years later, Lyric follows suit! Fabulous David Daniels headlines this amazing new production.

CAST:
Rinaldo:   David Daniels
Almirena:   Julia Kleiter
Armida:   Elza van den Heever
Argante:   Luca Pisaroni
Goffredo:   Sonia Prina
Eustazio:   Iestyn Davies
CONDUCTOR:  Harry Bicket
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

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