Pittsburgh Opera's Ariodante
High drama awaits in the Scottish Highlands!
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