If she can bewitch him she can bewitch you too.
Baroque fans, here's the can't-miss-out performance you've long been waiting for, complete with a period instrument orchestra. Conductor Harry Bicket and The English Concert make their first LA Opera appearance in concert performances of Handel’s thrilling Alcina. Set on an enchanted island with not one but two sorceresses, a flock of discarded lovers transformed into wild beasts, and a young woman disguising herself as a man so she can track down her missing lover—it happens, right?—Alcina offers a nonstop thrill ride of gorgeous music and astounding singing.
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Arrive early to view the pre-recorded talk by Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano, Chair, Music History and Literature at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. The talk will be screened on large outdoor monitors on the Music Center Plaza for audiences to enjoy, beginning one hour before the opera.
"Handel heaven.... Mr. Bicket, leading the ensemble from the harpsichord, drew a lithe, detailed and richly expressive account of this great score from the first-rate players. The ovations were enormous. The audience seemed not just excited but also grateful."
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Running time: approximately three hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions
Performed in Italian with English subtitles
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A presentation of The English Concert