Or­lando blooms

HAN­DEL’S OR­LANDO The Source, Thurles, Fri 7pm (open dress re­hearsal), Sat 8pm €8-€300504-90204; The He­lix, Dublin Tues, Thurs, Sat 29th 8pm €30,€35 01-7007000 and then on tour to Na­van , Cork, Belfast, Gal­way and Derry

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings -

Han­del’s Or­lando, one of the great com­poser’s great­est op­eras, is get­ting a new Ir­ish pro­duc­tion from Opera Theatre Com­pany’s An­nelies Miskim­mon. The cast is headed by counter tenor William Tow­ers in the ti­tle role, with so­prano Natasha Jouhl as An­gel­ica, counter tenor Reno Troilus as Me­doro, so­prano Mary Hegarty (pic­tured) as Dorinda and bass Jonathan Best as Zoroas­tro. The baroque orches­tra for this English-lan­guage pro­duc­tion is con­ducted by Chris­tian Curnyn, and the de­signer is Si­mon Holdsworth. MICHAEL DER­VAN

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