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“The small Opera Lafayette proves its mettle, pulling off its first Handel.” | Read Full Review
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, February 6, 2019

“Each cast member was pleasing and distinctive in singing their arias…this was a solid cast all around.” | Read Full Review
Michael Rogers, OperaGene, February 9, 2019

“…this was a high point in the company’s history of presenting historical operas.” | Read Full Review
Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review, February 6, 2019

“Those heavenly final ten minutes of duet then dance which concluded the second-act are ones that I’ll gladly cherish for the remainder of 2019.” | Read Full Review
Christopher Corwin, Parterre Box, February 11, 2019

Handel's Radamisto (1720)

Caitlin Hulcup, Radamisto, son of King Farasmane 
Hagar Sharvit, Zenobia, Radamisto’s wife 
Dominique Labelle, Polissena, Radamisto’s sister, daughter of Farasmane, wife of Tiridate 
Robin Yujoong Kim, Tiridate, King of Armenia, married to Polissena, but in love with his sister-in-law Zenobia 
Alex Rosen, Farasmane, King of Thrace 
Véronique Filloux, Tigrane, Prince, general of Tiridate, in love with Polissena 
Nola Richardson, Fraarte, sibling/general of/for Tiridate, in love with Zenobia 

The Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Andrew Appel and Loretta O’Sullivan, continuo
 
Seán Curran Dance Company 

Ryan Brown, conductor 
Seán Curran, director
Emma Jaster, assistant director 
Diana Balmori, scenic designer 
Amanda Shafran, costume designer 
Rob Siler, lighting designer 

For the first time, Opera Lafayette brings its original perspective to a repertoire favorite of Handel, a drama about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king. Opera Lafayette performs the work in its first version, complete with dances at the end of the acts and with members of the Seán Curran dance company integrated as actors into the complete production.

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