George Frideric Handel's Alcina at The Boston Conservatory
Ann will making her debut as Bradamante in The Boston Conservatory's production of George Frideric Handel's Alcina. The opera is based on the epic poem, Orlando Furioso, by Ludovico Ariosto. While the poem includes much more detail, the opera depicts a complicated love triangle between Bradamante, a noble female warrior disguised as her brother Ricciardo, Ruggiero, Bradamante's betrothed, and Alcina, a sorceress who has the power to transform all her past lovers into animals. In hopes of finding Ruggiero, Bradamante and Ruggiero's former teacher, Melisso, land on Alcina's island to find Ruggiero hopelessly smitten for Alcina. During their stay, Bradamante and Melisso encounter Morgana, Alcina's sister, Oronte, the commander of the island's military, Oberto, a distant relative, and they also meet the magical creatures which roam the island. Handel's Alcina is story that considers how passion, bravery, honor, and infidelity exists within the world of fantasy and reality, and the music allows its listeners to become encapsulated within these worlds.
The show will take place from November 17, 18, and 19 at 8 pm and November 20 at 2 pm. Ann will perform November 17 and 19 at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased by following this link.