Tuesday, May 27, 2008
THE ORIGIN OF HANDEL'S ORLANDO
Chicago Opera Theater will close its spring season with Handel’s forgotten masterpiece Orlando - the first Chicago production in more than twenty years.
Handel’s Orlando is based on Ludovico Ariosto’s chivalric epic Orlando furioso. It narrates the psychological drama of Charlemagne’s paladin Orlando as he falls in love with the beautiful Angelica, an obsession that leads to madness.
In conjunction with the Chicago Opera Theater production, the Newberry Library will host a conference exploring the relationship between Ariosto’s literary masterpiece and the opera. Discussants will include director Justin Way, Princeton University musicologist Wendy Heller, and Eleonora Stoppino, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This event was organized by Kara Kane of the Chicago Opera Theater, and Professor Marco Ruffini and the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Hours: 6.30 pm
Site: Newberry Library - 60 W. Walton St. Chicago, IL 60610
Organized by: Chicago Opera Theater
In collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago
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