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Pittsburgh Opera presents first-ever Pittsburgh performances of Handel’s baroque opera Ariodante January 21–29, 2023


Illustration artwork for Pittsburgh Opera's Ariodante

High Drama in the Scottish Highlands

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

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 Opera is pleased to partner with Chatham Baroque for Ariodante. Founded in 1990, Chatham Baroque continues to excite local, national, and international audiences with dazzling technique and lively interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century music played on authentic period instruments.

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker conducts. Crystal Manich directs.

Tickets for adults start at $52; tickets for kids and teens ages 6–18 are half-price. English supertitles are projected above the stage.

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