Handel - Ariodante (DVD) | Unitel Edition 802408

Handel - Ariodante (DVD)

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Label: Unitel Edition

Cat No: 802408

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 21st May 2021

Gramophone Editor's Choice

Contents

Artists

Cecilia Bartoli
Kathryn Lewek
Rolando Villazon
Sandrine Piau
Nathan Berg
Christophe Dumaux
Kristofer Lundin
Salzburger Bachchor
Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco

Conductor

Gianluca Capuano

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Ariodante, HWV33

Artists

Cecilia Bartoli
Kathryn Lewek
Rolando Villazon
Sandrine Piau
Nathan Berg
Christophe Dumaux
Kristofer Lundin
Salzburger Bachchor
Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco

Conductor

Gianluca Capuano

About

At the Salzburg Festival, Cecilia Bartoli shines as Ariodante with her dazzling coloratura in a highly acclaimed new production by the German director Christoph Loy, who is known for his clever psychological stagings. Loy turns Handel’s splendid baroque opera into an exciting and differentiated reflection on gender roles. A high-class ensemble, first and foremost a brilliant Cecilia Bartoli in the trouser role of the knight Ariodante who effortlessly switches between cheerful and lamenting virtuoso singing makes the production a true triumph. At her side perform audience favourite Rolando Villazón as Lurcano and young American soprano Kathryn Lewek, praised by critics as a “true discovery” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). Gianluca Capuano at the podium of the Musiciens du Prince – Monaco “provides for elegance, richness of colour and a sensitive, stirring realisation of the ingenious score” (Kurier).

“Cecilia Bartoli is a league of her own!” – Der Standard

“The singing was sensational” – LA Times

Cast:
- Ariodante: Cecilia Bartoli
- The King of Scotland: Nathan Berg
- Ginevra: Kathryn Lewek
- Lurcanio: Rolando Villazón
- Polinesso: Christophe Dumaux
- Dalinda: Sandrine Piau
- Odoardo: Kristofer Lundin

Recording date: Salzburg Festival, Haus für Mozart, August 2017
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Booklet: English, German, French
Subtitles: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Korean, Japanese
Total running time: 216 mins

Reviews

The basic premise of this production is completely bonkers. The first warning comes during the Overture: as the cast freezes, an invisible voice tells us about Ariodante’s state of mind, concluding (as subtitled) ‘he stopped in front of the unknown. She was a woman.’ ... If you think you can stomach this nonsense, an absolutely brilliant performance awaits. ... Barmy concept; compulsively watchable.  Richard Lawrence
Gramophone July 2021

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