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Time & Location
Mar 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada
One of George Frideric Handel’s most celebrated operas, Rinaldo is a story of love, war, and redemption, originally set at the time of the First Crusade in a magical world inhabited by kings, furies, dragons, and magicians. The beauty of Handel’s score still enthralls 300 years after it was composed. What hasn’t survived are the outdated ideas of the superiority of the Christian world over other beliefs. In this production, the time frame has been transported to a classic “Once upon a time . . . ” world where the struggle becomes that of Good vs Evil, Light over Darkness. This allows for a more consistently magical universe where anything is possible and provides an enthralling frame for the beauty of Handel’s enduring score.
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