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Handel: Semele / Christie/La Scintilla, Bartoli, Nikiteanu, Remmert, Rey [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele, HWV 58
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Opera superstar Cecilia Bartoli offers her first operatic release on DVD in 12 years, and also her first opera in English. Bartoli stars as Semele (a role usually taken by a soprano) in Handel's late opera, which features such well-known arias as "Endless pleasure, endless love," "Myself I shall adore," and "Oh sleep, why dost though leave me?" Robert Carsen's stylish modern dress production hints at parallels with the problematic relationship between the late Princess Diana and the British Royal Family in this live recording from the Zurich Opera House in January, 2007. Also available on BLU-RAY as DEC B001286659.

Notes & Reviews:

Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese


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>Handel, George Frideric : Semele, HWV 58
  • Performers: Thomas Allen (Alto); Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Liliana Nikiteanu (Mezzo Soprano); Birgit Remmert (Mezzo Soprano); Isabel Rey (Soprano); Anton Scharinger (Bass); Charles Workman (Bass)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Scintilla Chamber Orchestra
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744
  • Studio/Live: Live