Orlando Plays Mad (2000)

 

Music: Antonio Vivaldi (Orlando finto pazzo)

 

An extraordinary trail of discovery leading via Newcastle, Venice and Turin to the enchanted garden of the sorceress-queen Ersilla, including a fully staged performance of the pivotal second act. Unforgettable music performed by the cream of period instrumentalists and singers, set within a blazingly theatrical production, this is the first time any of the piece has been seen or heard since 1714.

“It was exciting theatre, giving us a glimpse of the immense possibilities of this vivid, magical opera. A cast pulsating with talent had been assembled Š—– there were some brilliant performances and enchanting singing.”

Opera Now

Director: Bill Bankes Jones


Conductor: Orlando Jopling


Orchestra led by: Catherine Martin


Designer: Tim Meacock


Lighting: Mark Doubleday


 


 


Singers:


Christopher Robson


Stephen Wallace


Arlene Rolph


Katherine Haataja


Louise Mott


Keel Watson


Emma Dogliani