Theatre Visit: ALCINA (Handel) – Opera North
February 8 @ 19:00
Welcome to Alcina’s island paradise. All men who set foot there fall under her spell, but soon discover it’s all an illusion: Alcina is an enchantress whose island is nothing but a barren wasteland, its animals, rocks and trees are in fact her spellbound discarded lovers. When handsome knight Ruggiero appears, Alcina experiences true love for the first time. But when Ruggiero’s fiancée arrives on a mission to rescue him, Alcina’s magic is tested to breaking point…
This production is part of Opera North’s drive for sustainability, re-using props, and using second-hand costumes and minimal staging. The real drama will be contained within the music and performances. An experience not to be missed, even for newcomers.
Sung in Italian with English titles – Running time: approximately 3 hours