8 April 2014 at 3.48pm | Comment on this article
The production, which opened on 25 March, stars Samuel Boden, Ed Lyon, Joélle Harvey and Susanna Hurrell. It has been described by critics as musically ‘lavish and bursting with variety, while the plot proves shameless and saucy’.
A lively mixture of comedy and romance, the story of L'Ormindo follows the trials and tribulations of two pairs of lovers in the ancient kingdom of Mauretania. Find out more about a special duet between Prince Amidas and Princess Sicle in our Musical Highlights article.
Conducted by Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn, L'Ormindo is performed by the Early Opera Company, one of Britain’s leading early music ensembles, who meticulously research which instruments to use and how to play them to re-create the sound of Baroque music. Find out more about baroque instrumentation.
The production, currently onstage at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, marks the first major collaboration between the Royal Opera House and the Shakespeare’s Globe.
Other forthcoming Radio 3 broadcasts include Faust, which will be broadcast live on 22 April. See full details of spring and summer broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.
L’Ormindo runs until 12 April 2014 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.
The production is given with generous philanthropic support from Sir Simon and Lady Robertson.