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FULL RINALDO Wichita Falls 2022 Red River Lyric Opera

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Information on the Performance
Information about the Recording
  • Published by: Red River Lyric  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs, gensubs  
  • Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO

Director’s Notes
Though the original story of Rinaldo takes place during the First Crusade (1096-1099), our production is set in a fantasy world of sword and sorcery. Which characters are the “good guys” may depend on your point of view. Both sides meet on the field of battle, but both sides also use magic to “cheat.” To be fair, Argante starts it, by permitting his sorceress lover to take care of the problem of Rinaldo. Our characters are flawed, human, three-dimensional. Rinaldo is a hero with the sword but does not perform as well when faced with magic, or distracted by thoughts of love. Goffredo sees himself as just, but he and Eustazio engage in some petty gloating when Argante asks for a truce. Almirena tries to be an obedient daughter and keep Rinaldo focused on the battle first, but can’t resist an amorous interlude with him in the garden. Armida and Argante are distracted by sudden and passionate attraction to their enemies. Ultimately, they don’t seem to take their defeat too hard. Could Armida giving up magic, like an alcoholic giving up the bottle, ultimately be a good thing for their relationship?

Cast of Characters July 30, 2022
Rinaldo Garrett Adam
Almirena Christine Cummins
Goffredo Keying Xu
Eustazio Giselle Bautista
Armida Zoe Rose Pallas
Argante Matthew McKinnon
A herald Preston Parker
Sorcerer Meg Shiliro
Sirens: McKenzie Lofgren, Mariah Moran,
Casey Joan Kollman, Natalie Romanick

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