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Alcina

Author: George Frideric HandelAnja HarterosVesselina KasarovaVeronica CangemiKristina HammarströmAll authors
Publisher: [Munich, Germany] : Arthaus Musik, [2011]
Series: Wiener Staatsoper.; Wiener Staatsoper live.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ItalianView all editions and formats
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In its first Baroque opera since the 1960s, the Vienna State Opera presents an absorbing new production of Handel's Alcina. An all-star cast of specialists tell the magical story of Alcina, the beautiful seductress who turns her lovers to stones, plants or animals upon tiring of them.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Frideric Handel; Anja Harteros; Vesselina Kasarova; Veronica Cangemi; Kristina Hammarström; Alois Mühlbacher; Benjamin Bruns; Adam Plachetka; Marc Minkowski; Adrian Noble; Anthony Ward; Jean Kalman; Sue Lefton; Matthias Leutzendorff; Antonio Fanzaglia; Lodovico Ariosto; Musiciens du Louvre.; Wiener Staatsballett.; Monarda Arts (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm); ServusTV Fernsehgesellschaft.; Mezzo (Television station : Paris, France)
OCLC Number: 757079583
Language Note: Sung in Italian; with optional subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Korean.
Notes: Anonymous libretto, adapted from the libretto for Riccardo Broschi's L'isola di Alcina, after Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso.
Opera in three acts.
Ed. performed: Halle Händel-Ed. Kassel : Bärenreiter.
Special features include (21 min.): Behind the scenes, interviews with the production team and artists as well as backstage footage.
Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French (34 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) in container.
Credits: Stage director, Adrian Noble ; set and costume designer, Anthony Ward ; light designer, Jean Kalman ; choreography, Sue Lefton; TV director, Matthias Leutzendorff ; recorded for TV and video by Monarda Arts ; editors, Stephan Schulz, Jürgen Kritzinger.
Performer(s): Anja Harteros (Alcina) ; Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) ; Veronica Cangemi (Morgana) ; Kristina Hammarström (Bradamante) ; Alois Mühlbacher (Oberto) ; Benjamin Bruns (Oronte) ; Adam Plachetka (Melisso) ; Wiener Staatsballett ; Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble ; Marc Minkowski, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in performance at the Wiener Staatsoper, 2010.
Description: 2 videodiscs (205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD 9, NTSC, region 0, widescreen (16:9) presentation; soundtracks in Dolby digital 5.0 or PCM stereo.
Series Title: Wiener Staatsoper.; Wiener Staatsoper live.
Responsibility: music by Georg Friedrich Händel ; a production of Monarda Arts on behalf of Arthhaus Music in cooperation with Servus TV and Mezzo TV.

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In its first Baroque opera since the 1960s, the Vienna State Opera presents an absorbing new production of Handel's Alcina. An all-star cast of specialists tell the magical story of Alcina, the beautiful seductress who turns her lovers to stones, plants or animals upon tiring of them.

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