G.F. Händel: Alcina

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:20
Sibelius Hall, Järvenpää Hall
Opera
Ticket sales begin 17.12.2018 09:00
Tickets: 10,50-27,50€
Alcina (1735) is a three-act opera by Georg Friedrich Händel based on a story from the epic poem Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto.

As the story begins, Alcina the sorceress has charmed a knight named Ruggiero, making him fall in love with her and stay on her enchanted island. Elsewhere, Ruggiero’s fiancée Bradamante finds out where he is, disguises herself as a man and sets off to save him. But then Morgana, Alcina’s sister, falls madly in love with the disguised Bradamante. The result is a classical drama full of disguises, misunderstandings, sorcery, romance and wonderful arias.

Sibelius Academy opera, orchestra and choir
Vilppu Kiljunen, director
I-Han Fu and Sebastian Zinca, conductors
Jari Koivistoinen, chorus master
Aapo Häkkinen, music consultant
Riikka Mäntymaa, Csilla Szlovák and Elina Ström, students at AALTO Arts under Sofia Pantouvaki, costume designers
Tuija Luukkainen, makeup designer
Sirje Ruohtula, lighting designer

Cast

Alcina: Réka Bata
Morgana: Minna-Leena Lahti
Ruggiero: Rachel McIntosh
Bradamante: Ricciardo Isabella Shaw
Oronte: Topias Lundell
Melisso: Jussi Vänttinen / Henri Tikkanen

Shows

Fri 5 Apr at 18.30
Sat 6 Apr at 16.00
Sun 7 Apr at 16.00
Tue 9 Apr at 18.30
Sonore, Music Centre

Mon 15 Apr at 18.30
Sibelius Hall, Järvenpää Hall, Hallintokatu 4, Järvenpää

Further information:
Mirka Rättyä, 050 526 2005, mirka.rattya@uniarts.fi