Handel's only comic opera is a timeless story of love, deception, mistaken identity and ultimate forgiveness.
It combines delightfully comic situations with heart-wrenching depths of emotion that has much in common with the pairs of "star-crossed" lovers found in many Shakespearean comedies, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The opera is filled with some of Handel's most beautiful, charming and virtuosic music including one of Handel's greatest "musical hits"—the aria "Ombra Mai Fu," more popularly known as "Handel's Largo.”
Music by George Frideric Handel; after a libretto by Silvio Stampiglia; stage direction by Dale Dreyfoos; music direction by Brian DeMaris; musical preparation by Robert Mills and Riley McKinch.
Discount ticket packages are available for some events Aug. 1 through Sept. 15. For more information or to purchase a discount ticket package, go to http://season.asu.edu.