By George Frideric Handel
June 15-28, 2024
George Frideric Handel
Starting at $26
3 hours, 30 minutes with two intermissions
Roaring Twenties. Raging Love.
She’s the most eligible bachelorette in 1920s Paris. And she’s besieged by suitors.
Love is a battlefield in Christopher Alden’s Olivier award-winning production of Partenope, a laugh-out-loud comedy of romance and rejection, set to some of George Frideric Handel’s most masterful music.
A master of the Baroque repertoire, Christopher Moulds returns to the podium to lead Handel’s virtuosic score, a brisk confection full of high-flying virtuosity and emotionally stirring arias.
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Partenope is the queen of the Paris social scene, her salon a magnet to the era’s surrealist artists as they vie for her hand in a laugh-out-loud comedy.
Audio excerpts are from the 2014 performances of Partenope with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Julian Wachner
Overture/San Francisco Opera Orchestra; “Io seguo sol fiero”/Daniela Mack (Rosmira); “Qual farfalletta”/Danielle de Niese (Partenope); Nobil core che ben ama/Anthony Roth Costanzo (Armindo)