Händel: Alcina

Archiv Produktion

Alan Curtis
Il Complesso Barocco
Joyce DiDonato, Maite Beaumont, Karina Gauvin), Sonia Prina, Kobie Van Rensburg, Laura Cherici, Vito Priante

“This is the must have Alcina on disc.”

– The Sunday Times (London)

“DiDonato’s sorceress Alcina proves a triumph of dramatic fire.”

– Geoff Brown, Daily Times (London)

“The Alcina we’ve been waiting for. DiDonato is superb: her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain and vindictive”

– Julie Anne Sadie, Gramophone, May 2009

About the album

Alan Curtis, lauded by Opera as one of our finest conductors of Baroque opera, illumines Handel s masterpiece, Alcina, by casting, as heroine, the brilliant Joyce DiDonato. Since Alcina is historically dared by virtuosic sopranos like Sutherland and Battle, this innovative recording with a mezzo is a must-have not just for Alcina freaks but all who adore sensational vocalism. As Handel did in his time, Curtis arrays our era s finest Baroque singers such as Maite Beaumont and Karina Gauvin in supporting roles around his star. With this electrifying Alcina, first ever studio recording of the rarely heard Ezio and Rolando Villazón s new album, Handel Year 2009 is being exceptionally well feted by Deutsche Grammophon.

Album info

Release date: April 14, 2009
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Studio
Label: Archiv Produktion
ASIN: B001M48X3Y