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ENO - Rodelinda
Opens: 01/03/2014 Closes: 16/03/2014 London ColiseumAt the ripe age of 329, Handel would have been pleased to see his wealth of operas back in fashion again (aided by the late-20th-century fad for early music). In this six-person work, Rodelinda is held captive by power-hungry Grimoaldo, but her husband has more fight left in him than expected. Richard Jones directs a brand new production. For more information visit: http://www.eno.org/rodelinda Buy: http://www.eno.org/rodelinda
Financial TimesRodelinda dramatises the triumph of love over worldly power, fidelity over betrayal, good over evil – themes that Jones seems determined to trivialise...
Evening StandardWith a sparky translation by Amanda Holden, Curnyn and his singers spin a ravishing succession of arias against Jones’s startling backdrop...
The ObserverAs ENO's new Rodelinda reminds us, with a few basic ingredients the German-born English composer could create opera that devastates...
Whatsonstage.comTime and again intense scenes are undercut by pantomimic visual business...
The TelegraphRichard Jones’s new production of Handel’s Rodelinda was rapturously received, and the show is clearly destined to be a huge success...
GuardianAn unsettling piece of theatre that probes Handel's bitter political drama with great intelligence, if occasional waywardness...
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