Glyndebourne Opera: Alcina

Presented by Glyndebourne Opera via satellite broadcast (encore)

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Sun 09 August 2020

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 5.30pm.

The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.

Alcina rules over an enchanted island - its trees, rocks and animals are all the bewitched forms of her discarded lovers. 

But Ruggiero is different. Alcina has really fallen for the handsome knight. Can love perform the ultimate enchantment and transform Alcina herself? Or, faced with her lover’s desertion, will she once again choose vengeance and violence?

A son searching for his father; a woman searching for her fiance; a sorceress searching for truth: Handel’s last and greatest ‘magic’ opera is an exuberant fantasy full of illusion and wizardry, but it’s also a probing psychological portrait of love in all its forms. In Alcina herself, Handel creates one of the most complex and compelling heroines of his career – at once witch and woman, villain and victim.

Director Francesco Micheli brings style and sumptuous excess to Glyndebourne’s first ever staging, conducted by Gianluca Capuano.

 

Ticket Information

£16.40
Concessions £13.90
Friends save 10%, bookable by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.40 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit.