Show-Me Opera: Ariodante
Saturday, March 16, 2024

7 PM


The King of Scotland blesses his daughter Ginevra's union with Ariodante, a valiant knight. Spurned Duke Polinesso seeks revenge, deceiving Ariodante with a staged tryst between himself and Ginevra's attendant, Dalinda, disguised as Ginevra. Despairing, Ariodante contemplates suicide. The King learns of the alleged betrayal, condemning Ginevra to death unless a knight defends her honor.