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Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House
|Rodelinda at the Met|
|Handel, two cracking counter-tenors and Renée Fleming were all the excuses needed for a long-overdue trip to New York to hear Stephen Wadsworth's production of Rodelinda - the very piece which revived interest in Handel's opera following its performance in Göttingen in the 1920s. By baroque standards, the plot is a relatively unconvoluted one, since the main action - the overthrow (and presumed death) of King Bertarido - has taken place before the opera begins. Bertarido's usurper, Grimoaldo, now wishes to seize the throne by marriage to the Queen, Rodelinda.|
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