Chicago Summer Opera to Present Händel’s ‘Alcina’

By Logan Martell

On July 13, 2021, Chicago Summer Opera will present a staged performance of Händel’s “Alcina,” from the Prairie Lakes Theater in De Plaines, Illinois.

Stage director Margaret Jumonville and conductor Johannes Löhner lead a double cast of artists, comprised of Caroline Brazelton and Blake Hetherington in the title role; Isabella Hanreiter and Clara Reeves as Morgana; Sydney Macnabb and Sophie Caplin as Oberto; Maria Gubbels and Olivia Ericsson and Ruggiero; Carmen Vizin-Esquivel and Rachel Deatherage as Bradamante; Juan Tello as Oronte; and Izhar Abdi Poncelis Santana and Nathan Jensen as Melisso.

The second cast is scheduled to perform on July 17.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the performance will be held with the theater under full capacity, and unvaccinated audience members are encouraged to wear a mask.

The production will be made available to watch for free on Chicago Summer Opera’s Facebook page following the initial performance.