Jette Parker Artists to Showcase Händel’s ‘Arminio’

By David Salazar

The Jette Parker Artists are set to present Händel’s “Arminio” this April.

The work will open on April 20 at the Linbury Theatre. Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol will direct a production starring Gabrielė Kupšyte in the title role; Sarah Dufresne as Tusnelda; Josef Jeongmeen Ahn as Segeste, Michael Gibson as Varo, and with guest artists, Isabelle Peters as Sigismondo, Kamilla Dunstan as Ramise, and Kamohelo Tsotetsi as Tullio. André Callegaro conducts the Early Opera Company.

“This piece is a tense political thriller from start to finish. The web of warring families pushed to the absolute limit matched with Handel’s charged score results in a fast-paced drama packed with intrigue. André and I are delighted to be bringing the work back to its Covent Garden home,” said McNicol in an official press statement.

With the aim of making opera more accessible to persons with disabilities, select performances will feature British Sign Language interpretation (April 25), a relaxed environment (April 30), or audio description and touch tour (May 6).

The Jette Parker Artists will perform the opera through May 6, 2023.