Following the acclaimed co-productions of Handel‘s operas Rinaldo and Giustino with Lautten Compagney Berlin and Carlo Colla e Figli puppet theatre under the direction of Handel Prize winner Wolfgang Katschner, a third joint Handel opera production is being created for the 2021 Festival. The story is based on a scene from Ariosto‘s Orlando furioso and takes the audience to Scotland, where the young nobleman Ariodante has to fight a web of intrigue to win the young princess Ginevra. Ariodante is regarded as one of Handel’s musically most beautiful works and one of his clearest in terms of plot. In it, he gave great scope to ballet as well as highly emotive arias treating of love and madness for the benefit of the London audience. Lautten Compagney Berlin is one of the most Lautten Compagney Berlin renowned Baroque ensembles and has won numerous awards, including an ECHO Klassik. Thanks to Carlo Colla & Figli puppet theatre, this performance combines early music and traditional craftsmanship, stage magic and puppetry. The previous co-productions have shown that precisely subjects such as Scotland, contrasting
light and shade and the world of chivalry are brought ideally to life by puppets. We can safely assume that the audiences will be equally thrilled by this third joint Handel opera production.
If the event takes place in the Goethe Theatre, Bad Lauchstädt, your ticket entitles you to free admission to the permanent exhibitions “Neues Schillerhaus” (New Schiller House) and “Badegeschichte im Douche Pavillon” (History of Spa in the Douche Pavilion) from 10am – 6pm on the day of the concert.
Coach fare €12 each way, number of seats limited – tickets must be bought in advance with concert tickets