GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL (1685 – 1759): Alcina
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Code: FARAO SACD 108080
|Anja Harteros; Vesselina Kasarova; Veronica Cangemi; Sonia Prina; John Mark Ainsley; Christopher Purves; Deborah York
Bavarian State Orchestra/Ivor Bolton
The festival premiere of ALCINA at the Prinzregententheater on July 17th, 2005 was, like so many other premieres of baroque operas, a highlight of the Munich opera season. Who does not like to think back to "Poppea", "Rinaldo" or, needless to say, "Giulio Cesare". The production featured Anja Harteros and Vesselina Kasarova, two superstars of the international opera scene. Under the approved direction of Ivor Bolton, the entire ensemble was celebrated by the audience with standing ovations, and no less euphoric was the echo in the press!
" …Vesselina Kasarova’s restrained, mourning voice is so heartbreaking that the audience of Prinzregententheater wished themselves to be back in the lovely woods with Ruggiero…" - Münchner Merkur
"Ivor Bolton and the Bavarian State Orchestra are well attuned to one another, and present their approved Handel, not plump in a baroque fashion, but rather muscular, who has become the trademark of the Munich Handel renaissance." - Neue Zürcher Zeitung - (3 CDs)