The cast of Rinaldo © Glyndebourne. Photographer: Bill Cooper


George Frideric Handel
Directed by Robert Carsen

Robert Carsen's new version of Handel's classic fantasy of lovesick warriors and avenging witches transplants Rinaldo into a new era.

Directing from the harpsichord in Handelian fashion, Ottavio Dantone conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a spellbinding performance.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Contains scenes of a sexual nature.

Production duration: 2 hrs 41 min

Cast & creative team


  • Rinaldo
    Sonia Prina
  • Almirena
    Anett Fritsch
  • Armida
    Brenda Rae
  • Argante
    Luca Pisaroni
  • Goffredo
    Varduhi Abrahamyan
  • Eustazio
    Tim Mead
  • Herald
    Oliver Mercer
  • Christian Magus
    William Towers
  • Sirens
    Charlotte Beament
  • Sirens
    Rebecca Van Den Berg
  • Woman
    Rhian Lewis
  • Orchestra
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


  • Ottavio Dantone
  • Robert Carsen
  • Peter van Praet
    Lighting Designer
  • Robert Carsen
    Lighting Designer
  • Gideon Davey
  • Philippe Giraudeau
    Movement Director