Ep. 40 Rodelinda By Handel
A Baroque-style opera by George Frideric Handel, Rodelinda premiered in 1725 in London. Considered by Beethoven to be “the greatest composer who ever lived,” Handel created operas which tug at our emotions and fill our senses. The title character of Rodelinda is a queen who is under house-arrest following the supposed death of her royal husband. She rebuffs the persistent advances of his usurper and his scheming advisor, all while bravely protecting her young son. Events do not go smoothly when her husband returns on the scene. Dare we hope for a happy ending? Find out on this episode of Opera for Everyone.