Rodelinda, Handel: Cambridge Handel Opera Company

Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) celebrates the fusion of music and the stage with performances that are not just ‘historically informed’, but ‘historically inspired’. Led from the harpsichord by Artistic Director Julian Perkins, the company combines period instrumentalists from the ensemble Sounds Baroque with advanced students. The cast brings together young professional solo singers for what promises to be…

Heartworn hoodlums: Handel’s Rodelinda, ENO

Even ruthless, psychotic gangsters have to fall in love sometimes. And Rodelinda is all about what happens when the people at the top of the cruel power pyramid have got their minds on… other things, like other people’s faithful wives, as well as their crime kingdoms. Director Richard Jones translates Rodelinda’s setting (originally 7th century Lombardy) to gangster warfare…