Rosmira still loves the man who jilted her, Arsace. He, unfortunately, is in love with beautiful Partenope. As too are Armindo and Emilio. So naturally, Rosmira dresses up as a man and becomes another of Partenope's suitors, in order to win back Arsace. And that's before things get really tangled&
Combining glittering arias and wonderful ensembles, Handel's comic masterpiece follows the exploits of four rival suitors in pursuit of Partenope's love.
Christopher Alden's Olivier Award-winning production - with designs inspired by the Surrealist imagery of Man Ray - returns for its first revival.
Baroque-specialist Christian Curnyn conducts a world-class cast, including former ENO Harewood Artist Sarah Tynan, mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon, and tenor Robert Murray.