Amsterdam Ariodante convinces as village psychodrama

Handel: Ariodante

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 17th January 2016

Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Ariodante, set in a Scottish fishing village circa 1970, teaches us two things. Firstly, small-minded islanders can be ingeniously creative at puppetry using household items. Secondly, their creativity knows no bounds when shaming those who break their rigorous moral code.


Ariodante at Dutch National Opera © Clärchen & Matthias Baus

Full review on Bachtrack.


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