FLORIAN BOESCH in Handel's Orlando at the Teatro Real in Madrid

Following his numerous successes in various Handel operas at the Theater an der Wien, and with his ability to captivate audiences with the power and intensity of his performance, Florian Boesch can now be heard as Zoroastro in George Frideric Handel's Orlando at the Teatro Real in Madrid this autumn.

In Handel’s libretto, the material often set to music about the furious Roland, is expanded to include the figure of the magician Zoroastro. He warns the war hero Orlando of the consequences of love, but when he finally loses his mind, the only remedy left is magic. Orlando turns out to be one of Handel's most forward-looking operas and, directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Ivor Bolton, is interpreted by masters of their craft.

Georg Friedrich Handel: Orlando

Christophe Dumaux, Orlando
Anna Prohaska, Angelica
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Medoro
Giulia Semenzato, Dorinda
Florian Boesch, Zoroastro

Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Claus Guth, Director
Christian Schmidt, Staging and costume design
Bernd Purkrabek, Lighting
Ronny Dietrich, Dramaturgy
Rocafilm, Video
Orchestra of the Teatro Real