‘Ariodante’, the successful spanish tour of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants
William Christie y Les Arts Florissants have delighted the audience in their recent successful spanish tour presenting a concert version of the opera ‘Ariodante’ by Händel, accompanied by Kate Lindsey, Chen Reiss, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Rainer Trost, Hila Fahim, Christophe Dumaux and Anthony Gregory as the soloists. Their fabulous performance at Teatro Real (Madrid) on Sunday 18th March has meant the end of a tour that has started at Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) on 14th, continuing at Baluarte (Pamplona) on 16th.
The ‘Ariodante Tour’ in Spain has represented the premiere of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants at Liceu, the return to Baluarte after performing there ‘Les Paladins’ by Rameau in 2005 and also a new visit to Teatro Real after conducting, accompanied by Pier Luigi Pizzi, Monteverdi’s trilogy between 2008 and 2010. The spanish tour has taken place after the theatrical version they have performed recently for the first time at Wiener Staatsoper.