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Handel's most appreciated opera.

Radamisto tells a dramatic story of a royal family in old Armenia, locked in mortal conflict. Thematically, it champions faithfulness and married love, but it also has a fine gallery of moral depravity and intolerance. Certainly one for collectors, this is nonetheless a moving and accessible piece of music theatre for anyone wanting to try opera.

Peter Whelan conducts, and James Conway directs a new production in Adam Wiltshire’s designs, inspired by the art of early Christian Armenia. Radamisto was one of Handel’s most appreciated operas, not least for its famous aria “Ombra cara”, which stunned audiences and was sung in drawing rooms for decades thereafter.

Pre-show talk, 6.30pm
At the Old Clubhouse, Buxton

  • Duration: 2hr 30mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £28-£37



Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £3 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)
Multibuy: Buy tickets for 2 shows and get 10% off (top two prices only)