Handel: Alcina & Tamerlano / Rousset, Piau, Les Talens Lyriques [Blu-ray]

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This Handelian diptych, the brainchild of the director Pierre Audi, was conceived in a style of great purity, right down to the costumes, the decors and the sumptuous chiaroscuro lighting. In order to replicate this aesthetic, reminiscent of Renaissance paintings, with the greatest possible fidelity, the performances, filmed in high resolution, are being released on BLU RAY only. Christophe Rousset and his orchestra convey exceptional fervor in this music, here served by the finest Handelian voices imaginable, foremost among them Sandrine Piau, who enjoyed a genuine triumph in the stage production. Nor can one forget the dramatic performance of Jeremy Ovenden in Tamerlano, or the beauty of the voices of Ann Hallenberg, Sophie Karthauser, Delphine Galou and the countertenor Christophe Dumaux. Christophe Rousset writes of this production: “…In Alcina, Handel gives us one of his most dramatically accomplished scores, in which each character follows a wholly individual trajectory, and the different “stages” of love are delicately handled.”

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: Alpha715

  • UPC: 3760014197154

  • Label: Alpha

  • Composer: George Frideric Handel

  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques

  • Performer: Angélique Noldus, Ann Hallenberg, Caroline D'haese, Chloe Briot, Christophe Dumaux, Daniel Behle, Delphine Galou, Edouard Higuet, Giovanni Furlanetto, Jeremy Ovenden, Maité Beaumont, Nathan Berg, Sabina Puértolas, Sandrine Piau, Sophie Karthäuser