Synonyms for rodelinda or Related words with rodelinda
Examples of "rodelinda"
, the daughter of Amalaberga and Hermanfrid, king of the Thuringii.
is the name of two Lombard queens and an opera:
Richard Bonynge selected Bradman to sing the title role in a performance of Handel's "
" in 2014.
Radegund was then forced to marry King Clotaire, while Hermanfrid's wife Amalaberga fled to the Ostrogoths with her children Amalafrid and
. She was later captured by the Byzantine general Belisarius and sent to Constantinople, where Amalafrid later became an imperial general and
was married to the Lombard king Auduin.
Meanwhile, Bertarido reads the inscription on his own memorial.(Aria:""Dove sei, amato bene?"") Along with Unulfo, he watches from hiding as
and Flavio lay flowers at the memorial. Garibaldo enters and offers
an ultimatum; either she agrees to marry Grimoaldo or Flavio will be killed.
agrees, but warns Garibaldo that she will use his head as a step to the throne. Bertarido, still watching, takes Rodelinda's decision as an act of infidelity. Grimoaldo tells Garibaldo not to worry about Rodelinda's threat; under the king's protection, what does he have to fear? Unulfo, meanwhile, tries to comfort Bertarido, but Bertarido is unconvinced.
was a Lombard queen who lived in the 6th century. She was the wife of king Audoin and mother of king Alboin.
Though not physically suited to the operatic stage, Stiles-Allen took leading operatic roles in studio broadcasts for the BBC, including Handel's "
" and Gluck's "Armide".
After the fall of the royal Thuringian seat of Scithingi to the king of Metz, Theuderic I in 531, Amalaberga fled to the Ostrogothic king Theodahad, her brother, with Amalafrid and his sister
. They were captured by the Byzantine general Belisarius and sent to Constantinople, together with the captured Ostrogothic king Witiges (or Wittigis). Justinian made Amalafrid a general and married off his sister
to the Lombard king Audoin.
Roles she has played include Liù in "Turandot", Rosina in "The Barber of Seville", the Four Heroines in "The Tales of Hoffmann", Elvira in "I Puritani", Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos", Gilda in "Rigoletto" (49 performances at the Met alone), Juliette in "Roméo et Juliette" and Giulietta in "I Capuleti e i Montecchi", Violetta in "La traviata", Lucia in "Lucia di Lammermoor", Adina in "L'elisir d'amore", Marguerite in "Faust", the Countess in "The Marriage of Figaro", and
Garibaldo, as part of his plan to take the throne, tells Eduige that it appears she has lost her chance to become queen, and encourages her to take revenge on Grimoaldo. Eduige then turns her bitterness on
, pointing out Rodelinda's sudden decision to betray her husband's memory and marry his usurper.
reminds Eduige of who is queen. Eduige again vows vengeance on Grimoaldo, though it is clear she still loves him. Eduige departs and Grimoaldo enters, asking
if it is true that she's agreed to marry him. She assures him that it is true, but that she has one condition: Grimoaldo must first kill Flavio in front of her. Grimoaldo, horrified, refuses. Once
departs, Garibaldo encourages Grimoaldo to carry out the murder and take
as his wife, but Grimoaldo again refuses. He says that Rodelinda's act of courage and determination has made him love her all the more, though he has lost all hope of ever winning her over. Unulfo asks Garibaldo how he could give a king such appalling advice, and Garibaldo expounds his Macchiavellian perspective on the use of power. Bertarido, meanwhile, has approached the palace grounds in disguise, where Eduige recognizes him. She agrees to tell
that her husband is still alive.
and Bertarido meet in secret, but are discovered by an outraged Grimoaldo. He doesn't recognize Bertarido, but vows to kill him anyway, whether he be Rodelinda's real husband or just her lover. The spouses, before being separated again, bid each other a last farewell. (Duet: """Io t'abbraccio"".)
Within the year 1724-1725, Handel wrote three great operas in succession for the Royal Academy of Music, each with Senesino and Francesca Cuzzoni as the stars, "Giulio Cesare","Tamerlano", and "
Tenors were unusual in leading roles in opera in England, as Rolli notes, although Handel's previous operas "Tamerlano" and "
" had featured star roles for a celebrated tenor, Francesco Borosini.
From the Italian Baroque, he recorded Stradella's Christmas cantatas, Vivaldi's recorder concertos, Geminiani concertos, and a Scarlatti recital with Dimitri Egorov. He conducted the operas "Piramo e Tisbe" by Johann Adolph Hasse and Handel's "
Other notable roles included Bertario in "
", at the Holland Festival; in "Semiramide" (as Arsace), ``Mignon" (as Mignon), and "Le roi de Lahore" (as Kaled), at the Vancouver Opera; and "La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein", at the Santa Fe Opera.
She sang at Martina Franca from 1976 to 1982, as Amenaide, Adalgisa, and in Paisiello operas. She appeared at La Scala from 1978 to 1985, as Aminta, Ginevra,
, Giunia, Contessa di Folleville .
Scholl's major operatic roles were written for the 18th-century alto castrato Senesino. They include his debut at Glyndebourne in 1998, performing the part of Bertarido in Handel's "
" opposite Anna Caterina Antonacci in the title role, repeated in 1999 and 2002. "
" was a huge success and Scholl "stopped the show" according to the "Sunday Times". James Bowman, who describes himself as an unqualified admirer, reported that "people went into a kind of trance" when he sang "Dove Sei". "The Financial Times" said of his "Vivi tiranno": "such intelligent virtuosity ... time stands still and you feel he is speaking to you." In February 2002, Le Monde called him "Le Roi Scholl" after his reprise of the role of Bertarido in the Paris production of the Glyndebourne "
His daughter Wigilinda married Duke Grimoald II of Benevento, son of Romuald I of Benevento. Perctarit's reign is not noted for its military accomplishments, but for his religious endowments. He built the churches of Saint Agatha and the Virgin (outside the walls) at Pavia. He was succeeded by his more warlike son, who was to fight to no avail against the man his father had caught and let go. Perctarit and Rodelinde themselves were to live on in opera as the Bertarido and
of Handel's "
, Regina de' Longobardi", though not much of their actual history survived in Nicola Francesco Haym's libretto, drawn more from Pierre Corneille's Pertharite than from Historia Langobardorum.
Most scenes take place in the palace, but two scenes are set in the cemetery, with the final scene taking place outdoors. The action extends over one day, the final scene taking place shortly after sunrise. In the original source, Perctarit (Bertarido in the opera) flees, and his wife, Rodelinde (
), along with their son Cunincpert (Flavio), are sent into exile; in the opera,
remains in Milan (along with Flavio) and becomes the central figure. The actions around her must therefore all be regarded as fictitious.
Taylor's Glyndebourne debut in the 1997 Peter Sellars's production of Handel's "Theodora" was followed by his operatic debut in Handel's "
". His other operatic roles have included Nerone in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea", Hamor in Handel's "Jephtha", Oberon in Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Tolomeo in Handel's "Giulio Cesare". Taylor's repertory includes sacred works, lute songs, and contemporary works.
McCreesh has conducted Handel's "Jephtha" for Welsh National Opera and Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice", as well as Mozart's "The Magic Flute" for Royal Danish Opera and, for Komische Oper Berlin, a new David Alden staging of Handel's "Alcina". He has also conducted Handel's "
" at the Beaune Festival and at the Brinkburn Festival, which he founded and directs.
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