Recorded live at the Vienna State Opera House in Austria. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
This production boasts an all-star cast of Baroque specialists (Anja Harteros,Vesselina Kasarova, Veronica Cangemi, Kristina Hammarström and Alois Mühlbacher), a former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company – Adrian Noble, the highly-acclaimed conductor Marc Minkowski and his Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble in the pit.
Adrian Noble places his Alcina into a framework which begins in the magnificent ballroom of the Devonshire-House in London Piccadilly. The legendary Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, stages a play in which she is acting together with her friends, a stage on the stage. Alcina is a great musical experience geared to the Baroque curiosity. Marc Minkowski revives Handel’s music in an outstanding way.