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ARMIDA Georg Friedrich Händel’s opera ‚Rinaldo’, which received its world premiere in 1711 in London, is turned upside down in „Armida instead of Rinaldo“, which is narrated like a collage from the oriental point of view. There, Rinaldo finds his existential determination through Armida, the determinant character. The musical comedy ends in a wedding between orient and occident, where Christianity and Islam find each other like siblings: One God, One Love. Rinaldo comes to the orient following the Franconian earl and crusader Balduin de Boulogne. After the conquest of the old town of Edessa (Ur...

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