Oreste 2016/17 007 © Herwig Prammer

Opera pasticcio in three acts (1734)

Music by Georg Friedrich Händel

Libretto by Giovanni Gualberto Barlocci

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: Monday, 6 March, 7 pm until 9.40 pm (Intermission: 8.05 pm)

Aufführungen: 9 / 11 / 13 / 20 / 23 / 27 / 29 / 31 March 2017, 2  April 2017, 7 pm

 

Content

In 1734, George Frideric Handel created the three-act pasticcio Oreste with the theatre impresario and dancer John Rich, director of the new Covent Garden Theatre. For this work, Handel used music from his earlier operas. The libretto was based on the text written in 1723 by Giovanni Gualberto Barlocci for Rome that focuses not on Ifigenia, as is usual, but on her brother Oreste. A distinctive feature of the opera is the lengthy ballet scenes which were created for the prima ballerina Marie Salle. Although the opera was only performed three times, Oreste can be described as the most successful of all Handel's original pasticci.

Cast

Conductor

Rubén Dubrovsky

Biography
Director

Kay Link

Biography
Set & costume design

Olga von Wahl

Biography
Light design

Franz Tscheck

Biography
Oreste

Eric Jurenas

Biography
Ermione

Frederikke Kampmann

Biography
Ermione (29 / 31 March & 2 April)

Cornelia Horak

Biography
Ifigenia

Carolina Lippo

Biography
Pilade

Julian Henao Gonzalez

Biography
Toante

Matteo Loi

Biography
Filotete

Florian Köfler

Biography
Orchestra

Bach Consort Wien

Biography

Photos Gallery

Oreste 2016/17

Premiere: March 6th, 2017
Director: Kay Link
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
With the Junges Ensemble des Theater an der Wien
Photos: © Herwig Prammer