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Georg Friedrich Händel: Alcina

Catherine Naglestad (Alcina) Alice Coote (Ruggiero) Helene Schneiderman (Bradamante) Catriona Smith (Morgana) Rolf Romei (Oronte) Michael Ebbecke (Melisso) Claudia Mahnke (Oberto) Heinz
Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, Staging Anna Viebrock, Costums
Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Alan Hacker

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.

Facts

Prog. No.
5078
Music genre
Opera
Length
160 mins
Director
János Darvas
Producers
Südwestrundfunk, Arte, EuroArts © SWR
Production year
1998
Format
SD