Direction and Production by R.B. Schlather

October 20 - 29, 2023

Rodelinda is a New York Times Critic’s Pick!

“Experience the power of opera in the intimacy of New York State’s oldest surviving theater” – Director, R.B. Schlather

October 20, 24, 26, 28 at 7pm
October 22, 29** at 3pm

Performances in Italian with English supertitles
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours and 35 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission

Opera by G.F. Handel, premiered at the King’s Theatre in London, 1725
Direction and Production R.B. Schlather
With early music band Ruckus

Building on the extraordinary success of his production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s The Mother of Us All at Hudson Hall in 2017 (named one of the Best Classical Music Performances of the year by The New York Times), internationally acclaimed opera director R.B. Schlather returns to Hudson Hall with a new and dynamic production of Handel’s Rodelinda – a timeless tale about love, power, loyalty, tyranny, grief, and ultimately, redemption. Learn more here.

*The opening night performance will be followed by a post performance reception with the artists ($200, contribution portion – $160)

**This performance will be preceded by a special talk back with dramaturg Joseph Cermatori, R.B. Schlather, at 2pm!


Keely Futterer, Rodelinda
Sun-Ly Pierce, Bertarido
Karim Sulayman, Grimoaldo
Teresa Buchholz, Eduige
Douglas Williams, Garibaldo
Brennan Hall, Unulfo


Associate designer: Jiaying Zhang
Lighting: Masha Tsimring
Dramaturge: Joseph Cermatori
Hair and Makeup: Matia Emsellem
Assistant director: Emily Cuk
Company Manager: Daniel Stermer
Costume Construction: Gaby LaRoche
Wardrobe Supervisor: Quinn Czejkowski
Lighting Associate: Vittoria Orlando
Supertitles: Steven Jude Tietjen
Musical Preparation: David Sytkowski

A woman’s husband is missing, maybe dead. Her life as she knew it has disappeared. Villains invade her home, seeking to profit from her loss. To their surprise, she heroically overcomes her grief, defends her child and her home. After her husband’s dramatic reappearance, the evildoers are expelled, and marital order is restored. They begin again. 

Section 1: Reserved Seating (starting at $85)
Section 2: General Admission, Mid-Center Section/Side Aisle, Front Mezzanine (starting at $50)
Section 3: General Admission, Rear and Side Seating, far sides may be partially obstructed (starting at $25)

Hudson Hall is grateful for the generous support from the following for making this production possible:

The Schlather family, in memory of Robert B. Schlather, Esq.

The Asbjorn Lunde Foundation, The Reinhart Foundation, Fenimore Asset Management, Cynthia R. Richards, Sandro Cagnin & Wheelock Whitney III, Denise Simon & Paulo Vieiradacunha, and the Joan Shafran & Robert Haimes Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by Allen R and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for New Opera, Greg Kendall & Hal Philipps, Deborah & Charles Adelman, Patrick Sullivan, FACE Stockholm, and Hudson Roastery.

Thank you to Zoe Bellot, Colin Stair, Red Chair on the Hudson, Shana Lee, Five & Diamond Vintage Clothing, and DISH Hudson

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for partnering with Hudson Hall to provide an artist residency.

Consigli Construction, set construction

  • This engagement is supported by The Audience Building Project, a program of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and New York State Legislature.