Handel - Ariodante (Blu-ray) | Arthaus 108126

Handel - Ariodante (Blu-ray)

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 108126

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd February 2015

Contents

Artists

Ann Murray
Joan Rodgers
Gwynne Howell
Paul Nilon
Christopher Robson
Lesley Garrett
Mark le Brocq
English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Ariodante, HWV33

Artists

Ann Murray
Joan Rodgers
Gwynne Howell
Paul Nilon
Christopher Robson
Lesley Garrett
Mark le Brocq
English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

About

When this production of Handel’s Ariodante – directed by David Alden and conducted by Ivor Bolton – had its premiere, it met with unanimous critical and popular acclaim. Alden, as a theatrical modernist, transformed the opera seria into an erotically charged nightmare of lust, betrayal and violated innocence. With a superlative cast including Ann Murray, Joan Rodgers and Gwynne Howell, this rich and strange Ariodante is a surprisingly modern drama of psychological and physical cruelty.

Ariodante is Handel’s 1735 setting of an episode from Ariosto, in which the King of Scotland’s daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her promised husband. The central situation of sexual jealousy and mistaken identity is set amidst a web of intense family relationships. The range of feelings provoked as the characters develop is caught in music of quite extraordinary emotional power, even by Handel’s own exalted standards.

A baroque triumph“ - The Times

Enthralling from start to finish“ - Financial Times

Cast:
- Ariodante: Ann Murray
- Ginevra: Joan Rodgers
- The King of Scotland: Gwynne Howell
- Lurcanio: Paul Nilon
- Polinesso: Christopher Robson
- Dalinda: Lesley Garrett
- Odoardo: Mark le Brocq

Stage Director: David Alden
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Design: Ian MacNeil
Lighting: Wolfgang Göbbel

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 16:9
Audio Language: GB
Subtitles: DE, FR, NL
Blu-ray Disc: 50 GB (Dual Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)
Running Time: 178 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: Woldwide
Worldwide available excl. USA

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