If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked on the way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. But who can he trust in this all-too-real game of thrones?
Handel’s virtuosic vocal writing in this opera, never before heard in the United States, makes Richard an eagerly-anticipated event for all music-lovers. The exquisite Susannah Biller (2014’s The Elixir of Love) returns as Richard’s promised bride, together with several major company debuts.
Conducted by Christain Curnyn. Directed by Lee Blakeley. Featuring Tim Mead, Susannah Biller, Tai Oney, and Devon Guthrie.
Opening night will be held on June 7 at 7:00 pm. Other performances will be held on June 11 at 8:00 pm, June 13 at 1:00 pm, June 20 at 8:00 pm, June 24 at 8:00 pm, and June 26 at 8:00 pm.