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The Fairy Queen
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directed by David Pountney, 1947-; composed by Henry Purcell, 1659-1695; conducted by Nicholas Kok; choreographed by Quinny Sacks, fl. 1986; designed by Robert Israel, Dunya Ramicova, 1950-, Rick Fisher; produced by Colin Wilson, fl. 2002; performed by Yvonne Kenny, 1950-, Thomas Randle, Simon Rice, Richard Van Allan, 1935- and Arthur Pita, Chorus of the English National Opera, in The Fairy Queen (ArtHaus Musik), 2 hours 13 mins
The new production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen launched in 1995 by the English National Opera (ENO) was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and musical press. This atmospheric production was prepared by David Pountney, Robert Israel created the stage set, Dunya Ramicova was responsible for costume...
directed by David Pountney, 1947-; composed by Henry Purcell, 1659-1695; conducted by Nicholas Kok; choreographed by Quinny Sacks, fl. 1986; designed by Robert Israel, Dunya Ramicova, 1950-, Rick Fisher; produced by Colin Wilson, fl. 2002; performed by Yvonne Kenny, 1950-, Thomas Randle, Simon Rice, Richard Van Allan, 1935- and Arthur Pita, Chorus of the English National Opera, in The Fairy Queen (ArtHaus Musik), 2 hours 13 mins
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Giulio Cesare
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directed by David McVicar; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1724); conducted by William Christie; choreographed by Andrew George; designed by Robert Jones, Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Paule Constable, fl. 2012; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Sarah Connolly, 1963-, Alexander Ashworth, Patricia Bardon, Angelika Kirchschlager, 1966-, Danielle de Niese, Rachid Ben Abdeslam, Christophe Dumaux and Christopher Maltman, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Glyndebourne Chorus, in Giulio Cesare (Opus Arte, 2006), 5 hours 5 mins
This is a performance of Giulio Cesare, performed by Glyndebourne Chorus and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and conducted by Christopher Maltman.
directed by David McVicar; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1724); conducted by William Christie; choreographed by Andrew George; designed by Robert Jones, Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Paule Constable, fl. 2012; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Sarah Connolly, 1963-, Alexander Ashworth, Patricia Bardon, Angelika Kirchschlager, 1966-, Danielle de Niese, Rachid Ben Abdeslam, Christophe Dumaux and Christopher Maltman, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Glyndebourne Chorus, in Giulio Cesare (Opus Arte, 2006), 5 hours 5 mins
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Les Indes galantes
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directed by Andrei Șerban, 1943-; composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau, 1683-1764 (1735); conducted by William Christie; choreographed by Blanca Li; designed by Marina Draghici, Marina Draghici, Robert Wierzel; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Danielle de Niese, João Fernandes, Valérie Gabail, Nicolas Cavallier, Anna Maria Panzarella, 1970-, Paul Agnew, Nathan Berg, Jaël Azzaretti, François Piolino, Richard Croft, fl. 2004, Gaële Le Roi, Malin Hartelius, Nicolas Rivenq, Christoph Strehl, Christophe Fel and Patricia Petibon, Les Arts Florissants, in Les Indes galantes (Opus Arte, 2005), 4 hours 4 mins
William Christie and Les Arts Florissants propel this exuberant production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's second opera to great heights.
directed by Andrei Șerban, 1943-; composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau, 1683-1764 (1735); conducted by William Christie; choreographed by Blanca Li; designed by Marina Draghici, Marina Draghici, Robert Wierzel; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Danielle de Niese, João Fernandes, Valérie Gabail, Nicolas Cavallier, Anna Maria Panzarella, 1970-, Paul Agnew, Nathan Berg, Jaël Azzaretti, François Piolino, Richard Croft, fl. 2004, Gaële Le Roi, Malin Hartelius, Nicolas Rivenq, Christoph Strehl, Christophe Fel and Patricia Petibon, Les Arts Florissants, in Les Indes galantes (Opus Arte, 2005), 4 hours 4 mins
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Tamerlano
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directed by Graham Vick, 1953-; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1724); conducted by Paul McCreesh; choreographed by Ron Howell; designed by Richard Hudson, Richard Hudson, Giuseppe Di Iorio; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Plácido Domingo, 1941-, Monica Bacelli, Ingela Bohlin, Sara Mingardo, Jennifer Holloway and Luigi De Donato, Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid), in Tamerlano (Opus Arte, 2009), 4 hours 2 mins
Teatro Real's majestic production of Handel's vivid tragedy, Tamerlano, stars a Lear-like Placido Domingo as the Turkish Sultan Bajazet, caught between pride, love and loyalty. Displaying the uniquely heroic quality of his voice, Domingo heads a superb cast, including Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli and Ingela Bohli...
directed by Graham Vick, 1953-; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1724); conducted by Paul McCreesh; choreographed by Ron Howell; designed by Richard Hudson, Richard Hudson, Giuseppe Di Iorio; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Plácido Domingo, 1941-, Monica Bacelli, Ingela Bohlin, Sara Mingardo, Jennifer Holloway and Luigi De Donato, Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid), in Tamerlano (Opus Arte, 2009), 4 hours 2 mins
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Xerxes
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directed by Nicholas Hytner, 1956-; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1738); conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, 1925-2010; designed by David Fielding, Paul Pyant, 1953-; performed by Ann Murray, 1949-, Christopher Robson, 1953-, Valerie Masterson, 1937-, Lesley Garrett, 1955-, Jean Rigby, 1955-, Christopher Booth-Jones, 1943- and Rodney Macann, Chorus of the English National Opera, in Xerxes (ArtHaus Musik, 1988), 3 hours 6 mins
Nicholas Hytner’s highly innovative production of Handel’s comic opera won the coveted Laurence Olivier Opera Award. This live recording from the English National Opera stars Ann Murray as Xerxes, whose love for Romilda, sung by Valerie Masterson, sets off a series of love intrigues. The designer, David Fieldi...
directed by Nicholas Hytner, 1956-; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1738); conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, 1925-2010; designed by David Fielding, Paul Pyant, 1953-; performed by Ann Murray, 1949-, Christopher Robson, 1953-, Valerie Masterson, 1937-, Lesley Garrett, 1955-, Jean Rigby, 1955-, Christopher Booth-Jones, 1943- and Rodney Macann, Chorus of the English National Opera, in Xerxes (ArtHaus Musik, 1988), 3 hours 6 mins
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Ariodante
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written by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1734); conducted by Ivor Bolton; choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, fl. 2002; produced by Jan Younghusband, fl. 1993; performed by Ann Murray, 1949-, Joan Rodgers, 1956-, Gwynne Howell, 1938-, Christopher Robson, 1953-, Lesley Garrett, 1955-, Paul Nilon, fl. 2009 and Mark Le Brocq, fl. 2000, Chorus of the English National Opera, in Ariodante (ArtHaus Musik, 1996), 2 hours 56 mins
Ariodante is based on an episode from Ariosto in which a single act of treachery devastates a family and society at large. David Alden’s rich and strange staging transforms Handels’ opera seria into an erotically-charged nightmare of lust, betrayal and violated innocence, in which the happy ending never eclips...
written by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759; composed by George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759 (1734); conducted by Ivor Bolton; choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, fl. 2002; produced by Jan Younghusband, fl. 1993; performed by Ann Murray, 1949-, Joan Rodgers, 1956-, Gwynne Howell, 1938-, Christopher Robson, 1953-, Lesley Garrett, 1955-, Paul Nilon, fl. 2009 and Mark Le Brocq, fl. 2000, Chorus of the English National Opera, in Ariodante (ArtHaus Musik, 1996), 2 hours 56 mins
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