Christopher Ainslie makes his US opera debut

3 July 2011

This month countertenor Christopher Ainslie makes his US Operatic debut when he sings the title role in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula at Central City Opera, in a new production by Alessandro Talevi conducted by Matthew Halls.  More information on the production can be found by visiting the Central City Opera website, and you can also watch a video trailer including interview and rehearsal footage by clicking here.

The production is the North American premiere of Amadigi, and it has already been described as a “triumph” by Wes Blomster in The Daily Camera, with Kyle MacMillan of the Denver Post going on to say that Christopher Ainslie “brings dramatic weight to the title role and skillfully and expressively handles its complex vocal demands.”

Christopher Ainslie’s other Handelian successes include the title role in Tamerlano at the Göttingen Handel Festival in 2010, and he can next be seen as Eustazio in Rinaldo for Glyndebourne in the Autumn, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

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