Alternate Title Amadis of Gaul, an opera in three acts
Production Language English
Country of Origin Ireland
Description The Irish troupe Opera Theatre Company of Dublin has won international acclaim for its compelling productions of Handel. The company makes its American debut with a revival of Handel's Amadigi, proving that it is through a production's subtlety, not its size, that a world of sorceresses and royal lovers becomes believable once again.
Like Alcina, Amadigi is a "magic opera," a work in which human lovers confront the mischief of an amorous sorceress. With Amadigi, Handel threw at his listeners everything his fancy, and his stage craft, could devise. None of this has daunted the Opera Theatre Company whose energetic productions in Ireland and at London's Covent Garden Festival have established high standards for staging Handel. With its focus on chamber opera, and alternative theater spaces, Opera Theatre Company searches out everything direct and human that lurks just beneath the surface of Handel's wild imagination.