Farinelli and the King Show Poster

Farinelli and the King Cast & Creative

Mark Rylance returns to Broadway in Claire van Kampen's critically acclaimed play with music.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Mar. 25, 2018.

Show Overview

About Farinelli and the King

King Philippe V of Spain, plagued by insomnia, lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli—a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe?


King Philippe V of Spain
Sam Crane
Iestyn Davies
Farinelli Singing Voice
Melody Grove
Isabella Farnese
Huss Garbiya
Doctor Jose Cervi
Edward Peel
De La Caudra


Written by
Claire van Kampen
John Dove
Production Designer
Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer
Paul Russell
Musical Director
Robert Howarth
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