Concert will begin at 15:00 hours GMT
Händel's 'Alcina' with Kalna, Genaux, Bardon and Hulett from Moscow
Händel's 'Alcina' is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. Handel used the libretto of L'isola di Alcina, an opera that was set in 1728 in Rome by Riccardo Broschi, which he acquired the year after during his travels in Italy. Partly altered for better conformity, the story was originally taken from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (like those of the Handel operas Orlando and Ariodante), an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagne's wars against Islam. The opera contains several musical sequences with opportunity for dance: these were composed for dancer Marie Sallé.
Performers: Inga Kalna, soprano, Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano, Patricia Bardon, mezzo-soprano, Anna Devin, soprano, Benjamin Hulett, tenor, Alina Yarovaya, soprano, Oleg Tsybulko, bass.
Intrada Vocal Ensemble. State Chamber Orchestra of Russia. Conductor: Federico Maria Sardelli.
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