Watch Mark Rylance in the Trailer for Broadway's Farinelli and the King
The music of Handel underscores the regal Broadway production.
Directed by John Dove, Rylance plays King Philippe V of Spain, whose crippling insomnia is cured by Farinelli — a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Grammy Award-winning countertenor Iestyn Davies sings Handel arias as the voice of Farinelli, alternating performances with acclaimed countertenor James Hall.
Take a look at the trailer for the production, featuring luscious designs by Jonathan Fensom and a taste of the show's baroque score.