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War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-3330
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Rodelinda

by George Frideric Handel

Sounds.

Exuberance and refinement define the sound. Handel calls for singing that is tonally pure, but also unnervingly acrobatic and improvisational. The effect is immediate, captivating and fresh.

Sights.

Inspired by 1940s American cinema, this cool, seductive production is living film noir, a vintage murder mystery brought to life. You’ll find yourself in an atmosphere of corruption, vengeance and mourning, on the naked streets and behind the rear windows of a city with few rules.

Stories.

Rodelinda’s husband, the King, has been kidnapped and is presumed dead. His usurper aspires to take the throne and possess Rodelinda, using her son as a pawn. Torn between loneliness and faithfulness, Rodelinda must struggle to remain true to her heart.