Georg Friedrich Händel
Unknown librettist, based on a text by Carlo Sigismondo Capece after Ludovico Ariosto
The great conflict: fame, success - or selfless love? Orlando's difficult decision process, which literally robs him of his sanity - a musical and visual orgy of sensuality. Might Orlando
possibly be the loveliest of all Händel's operas? In any case it is one of the most unusual ones! In Munich you can compare them: nowhere else in the world is there a more compact display of the composer's works than at the Bavarian State Opera. The last Händel première in the Sir Peter Jonas era is in the hands of the dream team of Munich's baroque productions - David Alden (stage director) and Ivor Bolton (conductor).
In Italian with German surtitles