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The Handel Festival Collection: Admeto (live, 2006); Teseo (live, 2004); Tamerlano (live, 2001) Bonus: Barockstar (documentary) / Tim Mead, Thomas Randle, Elisabeth Noberg, et al. [4 DVD + 2 CD]

Notes & Reviews:

ADMETO was one of the most successful operas in the fi rst half of the 18th century. Axel Köhler, the celebrated countertenor and director based in Munich, Halle and Berlin, staged ADMETO at the Opernhaus Halle in 2006, giving the opera an imaginative, contemporary twist: He set the historical work, which combines comedy, tragedy and an almost absurd grotesqueness in a modern-day hospital. Following the 2004 performance of Handel's fi fth opera TESEO, the festival audience responded with rapturous applause. Under the musical direction of Wolfgang Katschner, the Lautten Compagney produced a stunning spectacle of Baroque music: A star-studded cast of singers performed the fi ve-act 'magical' opera about the revenge spree of the affronted and jealous sorceress Medea. Inspired by the success of the opera GIULIO CESARE, George Frideric Handel composed TAMERLANO in just three weeks during July 1724. The co-production on this DVD features the Handel Festival, the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt, the Theâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, and the Sadler's Wells Theatre London with the English Concert conducted by Trevor Pinnock. It was recorded in 2001 and is the fi rst ever staging of TAMERLANO in the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt. The documentary fi lm BAROCKSTAR tells the story of George Frideric Handel's journey as a composer through Europe in the Baroque era. It contains interviews with world stars and specialists in the fi eld of Baroque music, as well as descendants of Handel's friends and patrons.

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Run Time: 763 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese


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>Handel, George Frideric : Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22
  • Performers: Mechthild Bach; Melanie Hirsch; Romelia Lichtenstein; Tim Mead; Raimund Nolte; Matthias Rexroth; Gerd Vogel
  • Conductor: Howard Arman
  • Ensemble: Handel Festival Orchestra Hallé
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1727
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
  • Performers: Thomas Diestler; Jacek Laszczkowski; Miriam Meyer; Sharon Rostorf-Zamir; Maria Wesseling; Martin Wolfel
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Katschner
  • Ensemble: Lautten Compagney Berlin
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
  • Performers: Antonio Abete; Monica Bacelli; Anna Bonitatibus; Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz; Graham Pushee; Thomas Randle
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724
  • Studio/Live: Live