Handel (rev. Leo) - Rinaldo (DVD) | Dynamic 37831

Handel (rev. Leo) - Rinaldo (DVD)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 37831

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th April 2019

Contents

Artists

Teresa Iervolino
Carmela Remigio
Francisco Fernandez-Rueda
Loriana Castellano
Francesca Ascioti
Dara Savinova
Valentina Cardinali
Simone Tangolo
Dielli Hoxha
Kim-Lillian Strebel
Ana Victoria Pitts
Orchestra La Scintilla

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Rinaldo, HWV7

Artists

Teresa Iervolino
Carmela Remigio
Francisco Fernandez-Rueda
Loriana Castellano
Francesca Ascioti
Dara Savinova
Valentina Cardinali
Simone Tangolo
Dielli Hoxha
Kim-Lillian Strebel
Ana Victoria Pitts
Orchestra La Scintilla

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

About

Presented by the Festival della Valle d’Itria, this is the first modern-day staging of Leonardo Leo’s Neapolitan revision of Handel’s Rinaldo, a pastiche with a Mediterranean allure, which was composed in 1718 but considered lost until a few years ago.

The story behind this rare opera is fascinating: the score of Handel’s masterpiece was brought illegally to Naples by the castrato singer Nicolò Grimaldi, who had performed Rinaldo in London. Once in Italy, the work was given a makeover by local composers, including Leo, who adapted it to the taste of the Neapolitan public, adding intermezzos and amusing characters.

Director Giorgio Sangati has transformed Leo’s revision into a ‘ba-rock’ opera set in the 1980s, where the struggle between Christians and Turks is reimagined as a battle between pop-rock singers (the Christians) and heavy-metal performers (the Turks). The two factions represent opposite perspectives on life and love.

Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the Ensemble La Scintilla, a group of specialists in Baroque repertoire.

Cast:
- Rinaldo: Teresa Iervolino
- Armida: Carmela Remigio
- Goffredo: Francisco Fernández-Rueda
- Almirena: Loriana Castellano
- Argante: Francesca Ascioti
- Eustazio: Dara Savinova
- Lesbina: Valentina Cardinali
- Nesso: Simone Tangolo
- Araldo di Argante: Dielli Hoxha
- Uno spirito in forma di donna: Kim-Lillian Strebel
- Mago Cristiano: Ana Victória Pitts

Director: Giorgio Sangati
Set designer: Alberto Nonnato
Costume designer: Gianluca Sbicca
Light designer: Paolo Pollo Rodighiero

Video format / Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio format: PCM 2.0 – Dolby digital 5.1
Recording date & place: July / August 2018 – Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 – All regions
Duration: 216 min.
Notes: Italian, English

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