Ensemble OrQuesta presents


Music by George Friedrich Handel

Text by Riccardo Brosch
Book/Lyrics by Ludovico Ariosto

Direction by Marcio da Silva

From hot-blooded to heart wrenching, Alcina falls from a self-centred reign of terror to the depths of despair.

Returning to Grimeborn for the fourth time, Ensemble OrQuesta’s returns with an innovative interpretation of Handel’s compelling opera of desire, power and rage.

Helen May (OFFIE Nominee) leads a talented cast as the dangerous seductress in a production which delves into sexual harassment, sexual fluidity, addiction and toxic behaviour.

Alcina is part of Grimeborn Opera Festival 2021. Explore the full programme →

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★★★★ “packed with dazzling arias”The Guardian

★★★★ “Office politics are given a striking twist in this perceptive rethinking of Handel’s opera”The Stage

★★★★ “strong musical impact”Planet Hugill

★★★★ “outstanding creativity”Plays to See

★★★★ “a rich exploration of Handel’s opera with strong music performances and an appreciable contemporary treatment”North West End UK

“an enchanting opera amid the buzz of modern London”The Article