Orlando, Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Handel in the 21st century: just add beer
By Anna Picard [Independent, 6 August 2006]
From Achilles to Zidane, there are few things more poignant than a hero’s fall from grace. Such is the subject of Handel’s 1733 opera Orlando, the tale of a knight driven mad by love, or, in Netia Jones’s sometimes moving, often baffling modern-dress production for the Early Opera Company, a lager lout who loses his temper.