“Ariodante” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** There is always good reason to celebrate when new operas join the repertoire of major opera houses. “Ariodante” at the Lyric Opera is no exception. It is somewhat shocking that George Frideric Handel’s 1735 masterwork has never been seen at Lyric in their 64 years of existence but the long-awaited premiere of this Baroque classic arrives containing some major surprises — one of which was not planned by the production team. 3 SPOTLIGHTS

“Ariodante”” is presented at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, Chicago. Best parking option: The Poetry Garage, 201 West Madison, $12 in advance at www.thepoetrygarage.com. Valet parking is also available – $30.

“Ariodante” runs 3 hours and 55 minutes, with two 25-minute intermissions.
Remaining performances are:
March 11 at 7:00 PM
March 14 at 7:00 PM
March 17 at 2:00 PM
Tickets start at $39. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org/ariodante.

Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.