Notes & Reviews:
Renee Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth's celebrated production of Handel's Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera - based on the Live in HD transmission to cinemas worldwide.
The title role is unique in featuring no less than eight magnificent arias. Renee Fleming's triumph in the first run of the production was hailed by The New York Times as Ms Fleming draws on every resource of her artistry in this portrayal: luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes, emotional volatility.
Playing opposite her is Decca Classics countertenor star, Andreas Scholl, as King Bertarido, assumed dead, but returning to reclaim his throne and his queen.
The handsome period production sets the drama of public and private passion in the Milan of Handel's own time - majestically presented in the set designs of Thomas Lynch and the lavish costumes of Martin Pakledinaz.
This major Met release will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray.
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Works DetailsHandel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
- Performers: Stephanie Blythe; Iestyn Davies; Renée Fleming; Joseph Kaiser; Moritz Linn; Andreas Scholl; Shenyang
- Conductor: Harry Bicket
- Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1725
- Studio/Live: Studio