Performance Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 2 PM

The English Concert

Handel's Ariodante (opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is first among equals in a spectacular cast when she sings the title role of Ariodante in this season’s installment of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed cycle of Handel’s operas in concert. A brilliantly melodic work, the opera features outstanding arias for each of the principal singers, including Ariodante’s melancholy “Scherza infida” and show-stopping “Doppo note.” Harry Bicket and The English Concert bring authentic Handelian brilliance to this marvelous opera.


  • The English Concert
    Harry Bicket, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano (Ariodante)
  • Christiane Karg, Soprano (Ginevra)
  • Joélle Harvey, Soprano (Dalinda)
  • Sonia Prina, Contralto (Polinesso)
  • David Portillo, Tenor (Lurcanio)
  • Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone (King of Scotland)
  • Tyson Miller, Tenor (Odoardo)


  • HANDEL Ariodante (concert performance)


Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland, Assistant Dean for the Kovner Fellowships, Administrative Director of Juilliard Historical Performance.
This performance is part of Weekends at Carnegie Hall.