Georg Friedrich Händel: Alcina
With "Alcina" Wieler shows how modern Händel can be. The production is fascinating, conclusive and full of eroticism. Helene Schneidermann is absolutly overwhelming as Ruggiero's fiancée and the brilliant soprano Catherine Naglestad is more blissful than seductive. Director Jossi Wieler and conductor Alan Hacker rendered the baroque opera a fascinating masterpiece of sensuality and singing which filled the audience with enthusiasm at the premiere in Stuttgart.