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New production. Libretto by Antonio Fanzaglia. The story of the sorceress Alcina, an initially hedonistic, manipulative woman who later finds herself a victim of love, fits into the genre of the ‘magical opera’ with numerous magical elements, but Handel achieved considerable emotional authenticity in his characterisations. This makes Alcina one of the most deeply felt and multifaceted operas. As in Tamerlano, Pierre Audi based this production on the stage at the baroque theatre at Drottningholm, for which he originally developed the directing concept. The result is marvellous modern musical theatre in a historizing frame.
Sandrine Piau, Maite Beaumont, Angélique Noldus, Sabina Puértolas, Chloé Briot, Daniel Behle, Giovanni Furlanetto, Edouard Higuet, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de l'IMEP
Music direction : Christophe Rousset; Director : Pierre Audi; Set design & costumes : Patrick Kinmonth; Lighting : Matthew Richardson; Chorus direction : Benoît Giaux
Production compagny : Wahoo production
Coproduction compagny : La Monnaie / De Munt, Mezzo, France Télévisions
Running Time : 1x180'
Production Year : 2015
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HDCAM