• Opernring 1
    1010 Wien

    George Friedrich Handel's opera, Ariodante, is a Dramma per musica in three acts after the libretto by Antonio Salvi after the story of “The Frenzy of Orlando” by Ludovico Ariosto. Apart from a few isolated episodes, the main theme of Ariosto's story is the struggle of the Christians against the heathen. One of these episodes, Ariodante and Ginevra, serves as the theme for Handel's opera. Ariodante originated from a time when the "Opera of Nobility" determined the world of the opera through its financial power and Handel had to win the attention of the stage-world trough the success of his operas.Save yourself tickets for an emotionally adorable opera evening in the Vienna State Opera and book tickets at www.viennaticket.at!