Handel's Rinaldo, Performed Concert-Style at The Julia Morgan
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The last date listed for Handel's Rinaldo was Saturday June 5, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Tthe scene is the Holy Land, the time approximately 1,000 A. D. The Christians have long been slugging it out with the misguided infidel who are perversely holding on to the prized city of Jerusalem. Surely one final heroic effort will bring about the hard won victory, putting the sacred city back where it belongs, in the hands of the true believers. Among the Christians, hope runs high, based entirely on Rinaldo, a young soldier of spectacular prowess, whose ferocity on the field is legendary…
Though permeated through and through with magic — transformations, disappearances, cataclysms, and much more — the opera’s real magic lies in the music, where Handel once again is at his supreme, sublime, awe-inspiring best.