Handel - Admeto
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Cat No: 109067
Format: Blu-ray + DVD + CD
Number of Discs: 4
Release Date: 5th May 2015
George Frideric Handel’s Admeto is considered one of the most successful operas produced in the first half of the 18th century. Along with Radamisto, Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano, Rodelinda and Alessandro, which were also written in this period, Admeto belongs to Handel’s so-called 'London operas' – works he composed for the Royal Academy of Music. Though born in Halle, Germany, Handel spent most of his adult life in London and became a British subject in 1727.
Axel Köhler, the celebrated counter-tenor who is active in Munich, Halle and Berlin – now also well known for his work as a director – has brought Admeto into the modern era in timeless style by the skilful application of imaginative theatrical digressions. Köhler’s production at the Halle Opernhaus revisits a work that encompasses comedy, tragedy and almost absurd grotesqueness and gives it a convincing metaphor in the form of a modern hospital.
Arthaus Musik presents this unique production in high-end audio and video quality. The Multimedia Packaging offers Handel’s magnificent masterwork on Blu-ray, DVD and CD.
- Admeto: Matthias Rexrodt
- Alceste: Romelia Lichtenstein
- Antigona: Mechthild Bach
- Trasimede: Tim Mead
- Ercole: Raimund Nolte
- Orindo: Melanie Hirsch
- Meraspe: Gerd Vogel
Stage Director: Axel Köhler
Set Designer: Roland Aeschlimann
Costume Designer: Marie-Thérèse Jossen
Festival Production from the Händel-Festspiele Halle, 2006
Sound Formats Blu-ray: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 7.1
Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Sound Format CD: Stereo
Picture Format: 16:9
Subtitles: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES
1 x Blu-ray Disc 50 GB (Dual Layer) / 1080i High Resolution
2 x DVD 9 / NTSC
Running Time: 196 mins | FSK: 12
Region Code DVD: 0 / Region Blu-ray: Worldwide
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