Alcina

Music by

George Frideric Handel

Cast

Alcina  Lisette Oropesa
Ruggiero  Emily D'Angelo
Morgana  Mary Bevan
Bradamante  Varduhi Abrahamyan
Oronte  Rupert Charlesworth
Melisso  José Coca Loza

Conductor

Christian Curnyn

Director

Richard Jones

Set Designer

Antony McDonald

Lighting

Lucy Carter

Choreography

Sarah Fahie

About

No one can resist Alcina: she has lured many lovers to their demise. But when Ruggiero falls under her spell, his fiancée Bradamante dons a disguise that will leave everyone questioning whether, in an age of reason, love can conquer all. Friend or foe? Wife or husband? Lover or beast? On Alcina’s magic island, nothing is as it seems.

Wild fantasies and dark desires come to life in Richard Jones’s intoxicating new staging of Handel’s fantastical opera. The magnificent Lisette Oropesa returns to Covent Garden in the title role, joining a stunning international cast.

Performance History

Lisette will be debuting this role