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Handel's opera of twisted love lives, magic, deceit and revelations. Read More >

Handel’s opera of twisted love lives, magic, deceit and revelations.

Orlando sets out on his way to military glory, but is forced by his passion to pursue his love for Angelica instead. But Angelica has fallen for Medoro, and he for her – which is upsetting for the shepherdess Dorinda, who also had her heart set on Medoro.

Bejun Mehta recreates the role of Orlando, for which he received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination in 2004.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/02/2007

Closing Night: 13/03/2007

Running time: 3h40

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Cast & Creative


Bejun Mehta, Rosemary Joshua, Anna Bonitatibus, Camilla Tilling, Kyle Ketelsen


Director - Francisco Negrin

Producer - Royal Opera

Designer - Anthony Baker

Choreographer - Ana Yepes

Conductor - Charles Mackerras

Lighting Designer - Wolfgang Göbbel

Lyrics By - After Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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