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June 9 - 27, 2019

Very few composers understand the human condition as profoundly as Handel. Orlando doesn't simply chart a man's descent into, and recovery from, madness. It encapsulates what it means to be human.

Why See San Francisco Opera - Orlando?

Classical & Opera

After the war ends, the battle begins

Originally a knight set on a chivalric course between love and duty, Handel's Orlando becomes a hospitalized RAF pilot with PTSD in this WWII era update that comes to the San Francisco Opera via the Scottish Opera. Doomed to relive the horrors of the battlefield, Orlando must navigate the bounds of his insanity and discover a way back to Angelica, the American socialite he has lost his heart to.

The magical themes embodied by the baroque score have also received a welcome update. Aside from Orlando's move from knight to war hero and Angelica's change from Pagan priestess, the magician Zoroastro, who conjures the madness, now becomes the psychiatrist in charge of his care.

Don't miss this rare gem that evokes a complicated time in history, alongside the style, culture and attitudes of the time.

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Dates

Opening night: 9 June 2019

Audience

Sung in Italian with English titles

Run time

Three hours with one intermission

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