After the war ends, his battle begins.

Trapped inside his war-torn mind in a military hospital during WWII, the pilot Orlando can't tell reality from delusion. As he struggles to trust his own perceptions and journey to a clearer world, his trauma richochets on the people around him—putting love and honor to the test.

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Music by George Frideric Handel | Libretto by Carlo Sigismondo Capece

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

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Running Time

Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions

Who Should See It

Fans of Dunkirk, Saving Private Ryan, Through the Looking Glass, 1940s fashion, The Source and Handel's Julius Caesar.

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Full Series: A, D*, G, J, M
Half Series: C, E, I, K, O
Out of Town Series: OT6, OT7, OT8
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A mentally tormented warrior becomes entangled in a love triangle set by an ambiguous agent.


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Cast and Creative

Orlando Sasha Cooke
Angelica Heidi Stober
Dorinda Christina Gansch *
Medoro David Daniels
Zoroastro Christian Van Horn


June 9, 15, 18, 21, 27, 2019

Conductor Christopher Moulds *
Director Harry Fehr *
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

*  San Francisco Opera debut

A production of Scottish Opera

Previous performance of Orlando can be found in our Archive.

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Photo (top): Scottish Opera production of Orlando/Richard Campbell.