Tenor Bradley Smith works with The English Concert and Harry Bicket for the first time singing Odoardo Ariodante. He and the stellar cast will be appearing at Theater an der Wien, Vienna on May 12; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg on May 14; The Barbican, London on May 16 and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on May 18. Bradley then starts rehearsals for the title role of Albert Herring at the Buxton International Festival.
“Meticulously directed” The Times
“A modern Ariodante fit for Handel’s score” The Telegraph
“Fehr’s production is brave, unafraid of unsubtle imagery and very strong, both visually and conceptually… In the end, though, it’s the questions that Fehr’s staging raises that stay in the memory.” The Arts Desk
“… in this new production by Harry Fehr of Handel’s Ariodante … Scottish Opera have hit the nail on the head.” The Scotsman
“Harry Fehr’s staging of Handel’s Ariodante for Scottish Opera takes liberties but reaps rewards.” The Observer
Further performances on February 24 and 27 at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.
Harry Fehr’s new production of Handel Ariodante conducted by Nicholas Kraemer for Scottish Opera opens at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on February 16. There with further performances on February 18, 20 – Glasgow and February 24 & 27 – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Yannis Thavoris designs this second Handel opera to a text by Ariosto that Harry has directed for the company, following the great success of Orlando.