Concert performance of Ariodante by Handel with the Irish Baroque Orchestra in St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin
Opera Theatre Company

Ginevra, daughter of the King of Scotland, is happily betrothed to Ariodante, but ambitious Polinesso plots to trap the princess into marriage and win the throne for himself. He tricks Ariodante into thinking Ginerva is unfaithful, and once she is falsely accused of infidelity, her father disowns her. Believing Ariodante dead, and finding herself at the mercy of Polinesso, Ginevra is heartbroken. But then allegiances change, conspiracies are uncovered and lies revealed.

This concert performance brought together a formidable line-up of Irish and international performers. Presented by Opera Theatre Company in association with the Irish Baroque Orchestra as part of Dublin City Council’s Music Town festival. The performance was recorded for broadcast by RTÉ lyric fm.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 15th April 2016

Ariodante: Sharon Carty
Ginevra: Majella Cullagh 
Dalinda: Kim Sheehan
Polinesso: Hilary Summers
Lurcanio: Francisco Brito 
Il Rè: Edward Grint

Irish Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Markellos Chryssicos

This is the moment a star is born, I told myself as I sat breathlessly through mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty’s sublime rendering of the aria Scherza infida… – Sunday Business Post