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Handel Opera Society


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An opera in three acts
Libretto by Nicola Haym
English version by David Harris
Music by Handel
Cast in order of singing:
Philomusica of London
(Leader, Granville Jones )
Thurston Dart
(harpsichord continuo)
Producer, Anthony Besch
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
The action takes place in Milan in the sixth century
Act 1
Scene 1: Rodelinda's apartments
Scene 2: A cypress grove, burial place of the kings of Lombardy
8.20 app. Interval
8.30 app. Acr 2
Scene 1: A throne room in the palace Scene 2: A garden near the palace Scene 3: Rodelinda's apartments
9.16 app. Interval
9.25 app. Act 3
Scene 1: A courtyard in the palace
Scene 2: A dungeon
Scene 3: The palace gardens


Unknown: David Harris
Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted By: Charles Farncombe
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Producer: Anthony Besch
RODELINDA, queen of Lombardy, wife of the deposed Bertarido: Joan Sutherland
GRIMOALDO, usurper of Bertarido's throne: Alfred Hallett
THEORALDO Grimoaldo's accomplice: Raimund Herincx
EDUIGE, sister to Bertarido: Janet Baker
BERTARIDO, former king of Lombardy: Margreta Elkins
UNOLPO, a young nobleman, Bertarido's friend: Patricia Kern

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