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Current Opera: Partenope (May 2019)

An opera not-so-seria……

Join us at the sea-side in Victorian England, where Partenope, proprietress of a leading establishment, faces takeover attempts (on her hotel and herself) from neighbouring  hoteliers Arsace, Ormindo and Emilio, as well as the enigmatic Eurimene – can he really be what he seems? Threats, battles and surprises, and some thrilling singing, lead of course to a happy ending…..

Ashley Pearson’s witty production and the talents of the HGO cast and orchestra bring Handel’s sly take on opera seria endearingly to life.  Our orchestra is conducted by Bertie Baigent, a finalist in the 2018 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition.

Jacksons Lane Theatre, Highgate, May 17-26 2019.

Cast


Partenope: Kali Hardwick
May 17, 21, 23, 25, 26
Rosmira: Rachael Cox
May 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
Emilio: Peter Martin
May 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
Armindo: Erik Kallo
May 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
Ormonte: Saran Suebsantiwongse
May 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
Arsace: Hamish McLaren
May 17, 19, 21, 23, 25

Partenope: Jennifer Begley
May 18, 19, 20, 22, 24
Rosmira: Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen
May 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
Emilio: James Rhoads
May 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
Armindo: Alexander Pullinger
May 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
Ormonte: Will Pate
May 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
Arsace: Francis Gush
May 18, 20, 22, 24, 26

Production Team

Director: Ashley Pearson
Music Director: Bertie Baigent
Assistant Music Director and continuo: Richard Gowers
Designer: Laura Fontana
Stage Manager: Bethany Barrington-Davis
Lighting Designer: Daniel Carter-Brennan
Fights Director: Matthew Coulton