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Skin-tight rubber and lacrosse sticks bring contemporary chic to this timeless fantasy of warriors and witches in Robert Carsen's fun-filled transformation of Handel's first London triumph. Conducting from the keyboard just as Handel himself did, Ottavio Dantone leads a youthful cast of today's luminaries in the dramatic art of Baroque opera, the 'affecting' Sonia Prina, the 'unadorned intensity' of Anett Fritsch and 'fire-breathing flair' (The Observer) of Brenda Rae.
Sprightly, splendid, magical, and charming! Musically and vocally as lovely as the Bartoli/Daniels/et al performance on CDs, but with the addition of a terrific full theatrical... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Belfiore