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.

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Ariodante at Dutch National Opera © Clärchen & Matthias Baus

Full review on Bachtrack.

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