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.
|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|
|Flavio||Rebecca dePont Davies|
|Guido||Jonathan Peter Kenny|
|Lighting Designer||Simon Corder|