Amadigi toured Ireland in 1996, then was invited abroad for festivals and theatres in 1997 and 1998. It is the third Handel opera that OTC produced.
Amadigi, a famous hero is in love with Oriana, but both he and Oriana are separately detained by the enchantress Melissa.
Six Irish Venues and Three International Festivals
|4 May 1996||Wexford||Theatre Royal|
|7 May||Cork||Everyman Palace|
|9 May||Limerick||Bellable Arts Centre|
|11 May||Enniskillen||Ardhowen Theatre|
|16 & 17 May||Dublin||St. Patrick's Cathedral|
|21 & 22 May||Galway||Town Hall Theatre|
|25 May||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Festival|
|29 & 31 May 1 June||London||Covent Garden Festival|
|12, 18, 20 & 25 July||Buxton||Buxton Opera Festival|
"Nearly 300 years since its last London production, Amadigi shines. Brilliant"
"A fine production... small but perfectly informed, once more the occasion for sold out houses... performances bursting with life."
"Majella Cullagh... real tragic grandeur in her final moments....Kenny... easy grace and thorough natural phrasing "
"The intensity and involvement of their performances has earned the company a swelling reputation and their annual BOC Covent Garden Festival now guarantees to sell out in the first week that tickets are on sale"
"Well up to OTC's exalted Dandelion standards, with sprightly playing and conducting... and some wonderfully expressive and virtuosic singing. Don't miss it"
"Jame's Conway's production has all the virtues of its wildly successful predecessors: the ability to generate emotion... and intense performances from singers whose command of serial idioms supports a powerful stage presence... wonderfully flexible playing. Towering over all is Collage's enchantress, quite majestic performance... Kenny's ringing countertenor as thrilling as ever"
"Conway's production makes an unanswerable case for both Handel and for OTC's whole aesthetic. As well as being beautifully sung and musically delightful it is also, as a piece of theatre, funny, sophisticated and wickedly playful... it creates a richness of texture from with and skill rather that physical opulence, at once beautifully artificial and fully alive"
|Amadigi of Gaul, a famous hero in love with Oriana||Jonathan Peter Kenny|
|Dardano, Prince of Thrace||Buggug Verona James|
|Oriana, daughter of the King of Fortunate Isles||Anne O'Byrne|
|Melissa, an Enchantress, in love with Amadigi||Magella Cullagh|
|Orgando, visiting God of love||Anthony Armstrong (Wexford/Dublin)|
|David Egner (Cork)|
|Ronan Warnock (Enniskillen)|
|Darren Meehan (Ballyshannon)|
|Joseph Duggan (Galway)|
|Thomas Nix (Limerick)|
|Lighting Designer||Simon Corder|