Partenope is a rare and crazy jewel from George Frideric Handel’s treasure trove of operas. Hear it for the first time in Australia in a production created for Opera Australia and the English National Opera, and starring the incomparable Emma Matthews in the title role.
"This is a brilliantly stylish reimagining of a noble score." The Sydney Morning Herald
"One of Handel's lightest and frothiest pieces, this forgotten gem sparkles under the direction of Christopher Alden" The Daily Telegraph.
"As Partenope, soprano Emma Matthews delivered another triumphant performance. Her opening aria was a stunning coloratura showpiece, displaying breathtaking agility and clarity of articulation. Matthews was secure, flexible and controlled across her tessitura, conveying her character's curious mix of teasing superficiality and emotional honesty." The Australian