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Dramma eroicomico in three acts

Choreography In Italian with English and German surtitles · Composer Joseph Haydn · Libretto by Nunziato Porta | New Production

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Musikalische Leitung
Ivor Bolton
Inszenierung
Axel Ranisch
Bühne und Kostüme
Falko Herold
Choreographie
Magdalena Padrosa Celada
Licht
Michael Bauer
Dramaturgie
Rainer Karlitschek

Angelica
Adela Zaharia
Rodomonte
Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Orlando
Mathias Vidal
Medoro
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev
Licone
Guy de Mey
Eurilla
Elena Sancho Pereg
Pasquale
David Portillo
Alcina
Tara Erraught
Caronte
François Lis
Gabi und Heiko Herz
Heiko Pinkowski, Gabi Herz
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This knight is no war hero; choosing to pursue his obsession, rather than to fight. Orlando, the illustrious crusader from Ariost‘s verse novel Orlando furioso, is in love with Angelica, though she is betrothed to another. In his erotomania, he presents a both unintentionally funny and tragic figure. Joseph Haydn described his (at that time) most internationally successful opera from 1782 as a dramma eroicomico; this categorisation already suggests what the composer, as he sat in his opera laboratory at the Palace of Esterházy, was interested in: namely, in taking seriously and musically exploring the depths of human existence in all its brokenness, regardless of how bizarre this might appear.

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Ivor Bolton studierte am Royal College of Music und am National Opera Studio in London. Anschließend war er Musikdirektor der English Touring Opera, der Glyndebourne Touring Opera und des Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Gastdirigate führten ihn u. a. nach Wien, Zürich, Frankfurt, Paris, London, New York, Amsterdam, Dresden, Leipzig und Barcelona sowie zu den Festspielen in Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence und seit 2000 jährlich nach Salzburg. Von 2004 bis 2016 war er Chefdirigent des Mozarteum-Orchesters Salzburg. Im Moment ist er musikalischer Leiter des Dresdner Festspielorchesters, seit 2015 außerdem Musikdirektor am Teatro Real in Madrid und seit 2016 Chefdirigent des Sinfonieorchesters Basel. (Stand: 2018)

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