Pinchgut Opera presents


City Recital Hall, Angel PlaceDecember 3 – 9, 2020
Premium Reserve
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B Reserve
C Reserve
D Reserve
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Thu 3.12.20
7:00 PM
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Sat 5.12.20
2:00 PM
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Sun 6.12.20
5:00 PM
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Tue 8.12.20
7:00 PM
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Wed 9.12.20
7:00 PM
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Due to the lasting impacts of COVID-19, we regret to announce the postponement of our performances of Handel’s Rinaldo. If you currently hold tickets, you will receive an e-mail with options for those tickets shortly.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Pinchgut Opera on 02 9318 8344.

View the full statement regarding this postponement here.


An absolute must for lovers of Handel, Rinaldo is a towering Baroque opera and a masterpiece of musical drama.

In this magical tale of chivalry and cunning, the knight Rinaldo battles the scheming sorceress Armida to rescue his beloved Almirena. This was the first Italian opera ever written for the London stage, and it catapulted the young Handel to fame and fortune with its brilliant display of arias, duets and orchestral effects, by turns ravishing and thrilling.

Countertenor Jake Arditti, who last wowed us as Nero in The Coronation of Poppea (2017), returns to dazzle again as the heroic Rinaldo. Emma Pearson (Athalia, 2018) brings her golden and wonderfully flexible soprano to the evil sorceress Armida and Carlo Vistoli (Artaserse, 2018) brings his beautifully burnished countertenor tones to the role of Goffredo. Multiple Helpmann Award-winner Taryn Fiebig returns to Pinchgut to delight us in the role of Almirena.

Rinaldo is an undeniable show-stopper, with sublime arias, lush instrumentation and high drama. Experience the joy of Handel at his best, brought to life by one of the best early music companies in the world. This will be a performance not to be missed.


Erin Helyard

Rinaldo Jake Arditti
Armida Emma Pearson
Almirena Taryn Fiebig
Goffredo Carlo Vistoli
Argante Wade Kernot

Orchestra of the Antipodes

Running time: approximately 3 hours, including one interval

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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