Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
14, 18, 20*, 26*, 28 July at 7.30pm
*Concession prices are available on these selected dates.
Blue £76, Red £70, Green £59, Yellow £50, Pink £20
Determined to find a husband for his beautiful daughter, Isabeau, King Raimondo organises a ‘Tournament of Love’ in her honour. Knights from around the country assemble to demonstrate their affection for the young Princess. But, to the King’s dismay, Isabeau refuses to choose a suitor.
As punishment the King forces Isabeau to ride naked on horseback through the town. While the people refuse to look, Folco, the King’s falconer, accidentally glimpses her and is arrested. Visiting Folco in prison, Isabeau falls in love with him, a passion which is doomed.
Written to a libretto by Luigi Illica, Mascagni’s collaborator on Iris, this adaptation of the medieval legend of Lady Godiva fuses the suspense and violence of Cavalleria Rusticana with delirious Wagnerian harmonies and an Intermezzo rich with the sound of bells.
Cast and Creatives
Conductor : Francesco Cilluffo
Director : Martin Lloyd-Evens
Designer : takis
Isabeau : Anne Sophie Duprels
King Raimonda : Mikhail Svetlov
Folco : David Butt Philip
Cornelius : George von Bergen
Ermyntrude : Nadine Benjamin
Ermyngarde : Joanna Marie Skillett
Giglietta : Fiona Kimm
Il cavalier Faidit : Oliver Brignall
L’araldo maggiore : Thomas Humphreys