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 Emma Matthews reprises the role of Partenope

Director Christopher Alden’s spare, modernist setting of Handel's Partenope has been dividing audiences since it premiered at the English National Opera in 2008. Re-imagined among the well-heeled art crowd of Paris in the 1920s, Handel's heroine pits her suitors one against each as she plunges her country into war.

This is a rare Handel opera rarely seen in Australia. Alden's version is a racy English-language translation which won an Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

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Partenope details

State Theatre
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004

Telephone 1300 182 183

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street

Price $59.00 to $260.00

Date 02 May 2013-08 May 2013

Open 2, 6, 8 May, 7pm

Director: Christopher Alden

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