Rinaldo 2013

The University of Manitoba Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra


by G. F. Handel

An epic tale of battles won and lost between empires and hearts,
told through the glorious music of Handel.

Dates: November 20 and 21, 7:30 pm
Venue:  St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street at Kingsway
Tickets:  Adults $20/Students $12
Desautels Faculty of Music 204-474-9310
Manitoba Opera 204-944-8824
At the door
Length: 2 hours

A colossal army descends upon an underpowered kingdom.  In one corner, a general prepares for victory, while his knight longs to win the hand of his general's daughter.  In the other corner, a king strives to protect his people with the arcane information revealed by his lover, a power-hungry sorceress.  Good and evil are not what they seem.  Duty, deception, magic and misguided love force these characters to question their loyalties and enter into their own personal battles.


Rinaldo Meghan Symon
Goffredo Jan van der Hooft
Almirena Jessica Kos-Whicher
Argante Jason Klippenstein
Armida Anne-Marie MacIntosh
Sorcerer/Herald Paul Winkelmans
Furies Marlise Ritchie, Andrea Lett
Conductor Julian Pellicano
Director Katherine Twaddle
Vocal Preparation Mel Braun
Vocal Coach Laura Loewen
Musical Assistant Chris Kayler