Concert Performance

Music: Georg Frideric Handel
Librettist: unknown; text taken from Riccardo Broschi's 1728 opera L'Isola d'Alcina, based on a story from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso

World premiere: April 16, 1735
LA Opera previously staged Alcina in 1986.

A presentation of The English Concert

Alcina: Karina Gauvin*
Morgana: Lucy Crowe*
Bradamante: Elizabeth DeShong
Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
Oronte: Alek Shrader
Melisso: Wojtek Gierlach*

Conductor: Harry Bicket*
Ensemble: The English Concert*

* LA Opera debut

Performance date and time:
Tuesday, November 2, 2022, at 7:30pm
Friday, November 5, 2022, at 7:30pm

Performed in Italian with English supertitles 

Estimated running time: three hours, 30 minutes, including two intermissions

Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) 

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change. 

Last updated: August 26, 2021