Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

Ariodante

Ariodante

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The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life on the intimate Music Theatre stage.

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

This production contains adult themes and isn't suitable for young children.

News and Reviews

"The story is relevant to modern social issues. It depicts a society of public shaming, gossip, and the damage caused by this behavior... and offers hope and triumphant redemption."

Sabine Kortals, CU Presents

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"You'd be hard-pressed to find better music in any Handel, anywhere. It probably has a dozen of the greatest arias of the early 18th century in one opera."

Peter Alexander, Boulder Weekly

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Director

Director

Leigh Holman

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Artists

George Frideric Handel

Composer

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Artistic Team

Zachary Carrettin

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Resources

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Accessibility

The University of Colorado is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you are planning to attend an event and require accommodations, please contact CU Presents no later than 7 days before the event at cupresents@colorado.edu or 303-492-8008.

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