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Rodelinda

Caught in a power play that could break a marriage and steal a throne, can Rodelinda stay true to love?

Rodelinda is a dramatic tale of power, anguish and love. When Grimoaldo takes Bertarido’s throne, Bertarido flees abroad, leaving behind his grieving wife Rodelinda. The usurper tries to force Rodelinda to love him, but when the exiled king returns in disguise, everyone is put to the test.

One of Handel’s finest operas, Rodelinda is filled with intense drama told through ravishingly beautiful music. Award-winning director Richard Jones brings his distinctive theatrical imagination to this production, which sets Handel’s bitter political drama in Fascist Italy.

Heading the cast is Rebecca Evans, whose performance of the title role in 2014 was hailed as ‘perfection’ (Daily Telegraph). Also returning for this first revival is Susan Bickley and Baroque-specialist conductor Christian Curnyn. Tim Mead, regarded as one of the UK’s finest countertenors, adds Bertarido to his roster of ENO roles.

'Outstanding'

The Observer

'Destined to be a huge success'

The Daily Telegraph

'Inspired'

Evening Standard

'A great evening's entertainment'

The Daily Express

Running Time
3hrs 25mins

Tickets available from £12 plus booking fee.* There are 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.

Pre performance talk
1 Nov 2017
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
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Language
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

*ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

Co-production with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

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Creative Team

Christian Curnyn

Conductor

Richard Jones

Director

Donna Stirrup

Revival Director

Jeremy Herbert

Set Designer

Nicky Gillibrand

Costume Designer

Mimi Jordan Sherin

Lighting Designer

Sarah Fahie

Choreographer

Steve Williams

Video designer

Amanda Holden

Translator

Cast

Rebecca Evans

Rodelinda

Tim Mead

Bertarido

Juan Sancho

Grimoaldo

Susan Bickley

Eduige

Neal Davies

Garibaldo

Christopher Lowrey

Unulfo