Partenope

MUSIC BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

 

Complete with an elegant heroine, misbehaving men, pure romance and good old-fashioned cross-dressing, Partenope is a romantic comedy about what happens when the battle of the sexes stops being conventional and starts getting surreal.

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes including two intermissions

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of the Roaring ‘20s, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, surrealism, Man Ray, Coco Chanel, Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night, and off-kilter humor like Little Miss Sunshine

FOUND IN SERIES

Full Series: A, D*, G, J, M
Half Series: B, E*, I, K, N
Out of Town: OOT7, OOT8, OOT9
*Best Value Series

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THE BUZZ

“Surrender to [Partenope’s] buoyant charms, and you may soon find your senses ravished and your funny bone delicately tickled.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Louise Alder’s sparkling soprano has great poise and assurance and her warm reception was richly deserved.”
The Guardian

“The tenor Alek Shrader brings a sweet, clear voice and earnestness.”
The New York Times

Synopsis

A battle of the sexes ensues among a group of suitos and the sophisticated society woman they all desire.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Partenope Louise Alder *
Rosmira Daniela Mack
Arsace Franco Fagioli *
Armindo Jakub Józef Orliński *
Emilio Alek Shrader
Ormonte Hadleigh Adams

PERFORMANCES

Jun 12, 18, 21, 23, 27, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor Christopher Moulds
Production Christopher Alden
Revival Director Roy Rallo
Set Designer Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman

* San Francisco Opera debut

English National Opera and Opera Australia production.

 

Previous performances of Partenope can be found in our Archives.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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