Rodelinda at London Coliseum tickets
Rodelinda at London Coliseum tickets

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Overview

Rodelinda, one of Handel’s most powerful dramas, returns to the West End. The production is the first of several much anticipated revivals to be staged at the London Coliseum as part of ENO’s exciting 2017/2018 season. Helmed by award-winning director Richard Jones this beautiful scored piece explores power, love and anguish.

Jones sets Handel’s bitter political drama in fascist Italy where Grimoaldo has usurped the throne and forced King Bertarido to flee the country, abandoning his son and grief-stricken wife Rodelinda. The devious usurper Grimoaldo sets his sights on the vulnerable Rodelinda, determined to win her love by any means. But when the exiled king returns to the city in disguise everyone is put to the test.

Heading the cast is Rebecca Evans, returning to the role following her critically lauded performance in 2014. She is supported by one of the UK’s finest countertenors, Tim Mead, who adds Bertarido to his long list of ENO roles. Alongside them is a phenomenal ensemble, including Susan Bickley (Eduige), Christopher Lowrey (Unulfo) and Neal Davies (Garibaldo).

Conducting is Baroque-specialist Christian Curnyn with revival director Donna Stirrup. The grand visage of director Richard Jones’ fascist Italy will be realised by set designer Jeremy Herbert and costumer designer Nicky Gillibrand, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin. The production's choreography is designed by Sarah Fahie, with video design by Steve Williams

Handle’s overwhelmingly beautiful score coupled with Richard Jones’ imaginative direction make Rodelinda is a powerful production not to be missed.

Recommended for

Those looking to be immersed in one of Handle’s most dramatic and moving works should not miss this, the first of a stream of ENO’s fantastic revivals.

Age Recommendations: No Children Under 5 years

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Opened: 26 Oct 2017
Press night: 26 Oct 2017
Booking from: 14 Nov 2017
Booking until: 15 Nov 2017

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

4 Reviews Add review

Really enjoyed this show. Beautiful singing by the countertenor and interesting visuals.

katsonstage 5'8", 131 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A bit long. Unrealistic storyline but very good singers and music.

aud123 4' 9", 27 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Excellent production with top-class singing. Slightly too much slapstick, perhaps.

Nandrew 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful music but thought show made too much effort in the staging. Too distracting in my view.

victoriagutierrez 168, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes