Pittsburgh Opera's Ariodante

Sat, Jan 21 2023 at 8:00 pm
Tue, Jan 24 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 27 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jan 29 2023 at 2:00 pm

High drama awaits in the Scottish Highlands!

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2022–23 season with the first-ever Pittsburgh performances of Ariodante, January 21-29, 2023 at the Pittsburgh CAPA Theater.

The music of Baroque master George Frideric Handel brings to life this medieval tale of dark obsession and royal intrigue. Set in Medieval Scotland, Ariodante tells a tale of love, jealousy, deception, and redemption.

Princess Ginevra, daughter of the King, loves and is betrothed to Prince Ariodante. Faithful to Ariodante, Ginevra rejects the advances of the vile Polinesso, who views Ginevra as a path to the throne.

Polinesso makes it appear that Ginevra has been unfaithful to Ariodante. Both Ariodante and the King fall for the ruse. Ariodante contemplates suicide, and the King not only condemns his daughter, but disowns her too.

Ginevra must clear her name and expose Polinesso’s treachery so that she and Ariodante can live happily ever after.


Pittsburgh CAPA Theater

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