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Alcina

Composer: George Frideric Handel. Libretto : Riccardo Broschi Catalogue number: 001275602 Release date: 2009-03-01

Artists:

 

Alcina - Joyce Didonato 

Ruggiero - Maite Beaumont 

Morgana - Karina Gauvin 

Sonia Prina  - Bradamante

Laura Cherici - Oberto

Oronte- Kobie van Rensburg 

Melisso - Vito Priante

 

Il Complesso Barocco

Conductor: Alan Curtis

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George Frideric Handel (1685 – 14 April 1759)

Libretto : Riccardo Broschi from L'isola di Alcina 

 

Label: Archiv Produktion released March 2009

Catalogue No. 001275602

3 CDs


REVIEWS

“Alan Curtis and his cast for Alcina, led by the brilliant Joyce DiDonato, bring such theatrical richness and linguistic precision to a new CD set it's hard to believe this was a studio effort and not the culmination of a lengthy performance run ..Here are characterizations of astonishing range and subtlety, with Kobie van Rensburg and Vito Priante bring vocal and stylistic authority to the roles of Oronte and Melisso (Opera News, September 2009)

 

. . . in the familiar company of Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, DiDonato excels as the vengeful but vulnerable sorceress in one of Handel's finest operas. (BBC Music Magazine, December 2012)