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JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)


Dramma eroicomico in three acts
Libretto by Nunziato Porta, based on the poem Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto
First performed in Eszterháza, 6 December 1782

New production Opéra de Fribourg

Orlando Carlos Natale
Angelica Rosaria Angotti
Medoro Christos Kechris
Pasquale Alberto Sousa
Alcina Héloïse Mas
Rodomonte Anas Seguin
Eurilla Marie Lys
Licone / Caronte René Perler

Orchestre de chambre fribourgeois
Opéra de Fribourg Choir

Conductor Laurent Gendre
Director Cédric Dorier
Set designer Adrien Moretti
Costume designer Agostino Cavalca
Lighting designer Christophe Forey

Friday 17 February 2017, 8PM
Sunday 19
February 2017, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 20.- to 110.-
Duration: approx. 3h (one intermission included)

The love between Angelica and Medoro is troubled by the paladin Orlando. The latter pursues Angelica who he wishes to wed, and in return, Medoro wants to kill him. Distraught, the two lovers are compelled to flee. Pasquale, Orlando's cowardly and boastful squire, courts the shepherdess Eurilla, while Rodomonte, king of Barbaria, adds to the general confusion. The sorceress Alcina, who seeks to ensure the happiness of the two lovers, traps Orlando in a deep cave where Caronte heals him with a few drops from the River Lethe. Orlando is freed from his obsessions: his senseless love for Angelica and his desire for revenge towards Medoro. Angelica and Medoro can finally be together, as well as Pasquale and Eurilla.

Events around the production

Forum Opéra conference

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6:45PM

Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Georges Schürch
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch