A behind the scenes look at Glyndebourne Festival’s production of Handel’s RINALDO, directed by Canadian director Robert Carsen in June 2011.
Handel’s RINALDO original plot is focused on a Crusader knight trying to rescue his beloved from Saracens and sorceresses. Robert Carsen re-imagines the action set in a classroom of the 1950s and suggests that the opera takes place in the over-active imagination of a romantically minded schoolboy who has been reading too many comics. The final fight is one of the opera’s hardest scenes to deal with; what would you do with one minute and twenty-five seconds of extraordinary battle music?
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