Partenope Educator Materials

MUSIC BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

 

Handel's hilarious battle of the sexes back by popular demand!

 

Complete with an elegant heroine, and misbehaving men, Partenope is a romantic comedy about what happens when the battle of the sexes stops being conventional and starts getting surreal.

Meet the Cast

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Synopsis

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

 

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EDUCATOR MATERIALS

Further Reading

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

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

Grey Block

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