VILLAINOUS POLINESSO LUSTS AFTER GINEVRA, BUT SHE LOVES NOBLE ARIODANTE, WHO LOVES HER IN RETURN. Polinesso will stop at nothing to get his way. Will Ariodante win out over his rival? The dramatic sparks fly, and so do the fireworks in a score calling for the maximum in dazzling vocal virtuosity. But thanks to Handel’s incomparable genuis, Ariodante also offers deeply soulful arias to melt any listener’s heart. Here is one of the greatest glories of Baroque opera. Don’t miss its long-awaited Lyric premiere!
by George Frideric Handel