Flavio or “A slap on the cheek” is a little comic masterpiece by Handel with better tunes than Messiah and a plot from Hell. Guido loves Emilia, Teodata loves Vitige, and all four have very high voices; Emilia’s father slaps Guido’s dad, the king (another high voice) makes a play for vengeance: lust before love, murder before marriage is the rule of 24 eventful hours with no heros left at the end.

An opera for those who like their beauty irreverent, and their irreverence beautiful.

Tour Details

Jan 29 Wexford Theatre Royal
Feb 2, 3, 4 & 5 Dublin Gate Theatre
Feb 7 Newry Town Hall
Feb 9 & 10 Coleraine Riverside Theatre
Feb 12 Enniskillen Ardhowen Theatre
Feb 14 Ballyshannon Abbey Centre
Feb 15 & 16 Galway An Taibhdhearc
Feb 19 & 20 Limerick Belltable Arts Centre

Production Information


Flavio Rebecca dePont Davies
Guido Jonathan Peter Kenny
Emilia Deborah York
Teodata Imelda Drumm
Vitigo Lynda Lee
Ugone Paul McCann
Lotario John Milne

Creative Team

Conductor Seamus Crimmins
Director James Conway
Designer Joanna Parker
Lighting Designer Simon Corder

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