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Armide

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08/08/2017–12/08/2017

All’s unfair in love and war.

Armide is the original warrior princess: a powerful sorceress who can have her pick of any man. But when she falls for her nemesis, the throes of battle become the throes of passion. Will she pick love, or vengeance?

Armide is a thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic. Ensemble OrQuesta brings this 1686 classic from the crusades into the present, with artistic director Márcio da Silva and an ensemble of talented young soloists.

Cast

Rosemary Carlton-Willis

Armide

Guy Withers

Renaud

Celena Bridge, Ashley Adams

Phénice

Fiona Hymns, Olivia Doutney

Sidonie

Helen May

La Gloire/Melisse

Tamara Navoth, Camilla Jeppeson

La Sagesse/Lucinde

Gheorghe Palcu, John Holland-Avery

Hidraot

John Holland-Avery, Gheorghe Palcu

Ubalde

Hiroshi Kanazawa

A Danish Knight

Marcio da Silva

La Haine

Music

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Words

Philippe Quinault

Text

Philippe Quinault

Direction

Marcio da Silva

Music Director

Marcio da Silva

Conductor

Matthew Morgan

Assistant Stage Director

Benjamin Riedel

Harpsichord

Petra Hajduchova

Archlute

Cédric Meyer

Violin

Salomé Rateau

Viola

Joanna Patrick, Heather Bourne

Gamba

Hetti Price

Cello

Carina Drury


A production by Ensemble OrQuesta.

Tickets

Best £22
Standard £20
Value £16
Restricted £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
No matinee performances

Live music, performed in French with English surtitles

Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 165 minutes approximately (including interval).