Juilliard Baroque

Original Libretto for Handel's Radamisto

Original Libretto for Handel’s Radamisto at the V&A

Tickets for Juilliard‘s first operatic production of the academic year went on sale this week, and it’s for Handel‘s 1720 Radamisto, his first opera for the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Here’s a famous aria performed by Joyce DiDonato.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmzZLolnUVw&w=350&h=300]

The libretto at top is from the collection of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and it was used at the opera’s premiere performance, making it one of the earliest preserved prompt scripts.  They have a nice page on 18th century opera with more primary sources from their collections.

The other operas to be performed at Juilliard are Tchaikhovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Massenet’s Cendrillon (ie, Cinderella).  Here’s their full listing of operatic and vocal offerings this year, and as long as we’re talking about New York schools, here’s the opera schedule for the Manhattan School of Music too, an intriguing combination of Haydn, Cavalli, and Virgil Thomson…

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4 thoughts on “Juilliard Baroque

  1. I REALLY want to go to Radamisto, but I’m having trouble getting tickets. Ihttp://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/tix/4197725704.html

    I would appreciate any information on how I could get tickets. I found your website when I Googled “Radamisto Juilliard tickets.” Grazie.

    • hm, well, at this point maybe you can call or visit the box office to see if they have any tickets left; maybe they have some sort of Rush tickets program where you can get unclaimed tickets the day of? i saw it and recommend it, so good luck!

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