Presenting the 2015 Festival Season Share

Main Performance
U.S. Premiere
RICHARD THE LIONHEART

If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked in a terrible storm on his way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. Handel’s virtuoso vocal writing makes this an eagerly-anticipated premiere for all lovers of Baroque music. Tim Mead makes his OTSL debut as Richard, with Susannah Biller (The Elixir of Love) returning has his beautiful soon-to-be bride. Christian Curnyn and Lee Blakely both make debuts as conductor and director.