A Preview of Orlando with Haymarket Opera Company’s Chase Hopkins

October 9, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Chase Hopkins (Photo: Randall Kahn)

This week, Chase Hopkins, General Director of Haymarket Opera Company, joins Oliver to preview the company’s presentation of Orlando. The 1733 masterpiece by George Frideric Handel is centered on a violent anti-hero who goes mad with jealousy, stretching the conventions of the High Baroque to create a true musical drama. Singing Orlando is the the leading exponent of the role — the  internationally acclaimed countertenor Bejun Mehta.


Playlist to include selections from Haymarket Opera Company’s production of Orlando featuring Bejun Mehta as Orlando, Emily Fons as Medoro, David Govertsen as Zoroastro, Kimberly Jones as Angelica, and Erica Schuller as Dorinda; with the Haymarket Opera Orchestra led by Craig Trompeter.