Handel’s Rodrigo (“Vincer se stesso è la maggior vittoria”) HWV 5
May 21, 23, and 25 at 7:30 pm, 2013
presented by operamission and Neke Carson at the Gershwin Hotel
5 East 27th Street in New York City (just east of 5th Avenue, N/R subway to 28th Street, or one block up from Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District)
Handel’s first Italian opera!
We are presenting the North American Premiere (first time produced outside of Europe) of this dramatic three-act opera from 1707. Composed in Rome, premiered in Florence (a Medici commission), we will be singing it in its original Italian with period baroque orchestra.
Our thrilling cast, led by conductor Jennifer Peterson and director Jeff Caldwell:Rodrigo – countertenor Nicholas Tamagna Esilena – soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir Florinda – soprano Madeline Bender Giuliano – tenor John Carlo Pierce Evanco – countertenor Christopher Newcomer Fernando – countertenor Daniel Bubeck
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