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Strasbourg

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Colmar

Théâtre municipal de Colmar

Mulhouse

La Sinne
Dates
May 21Jun 15, 2021
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
2h00
Informations

Spectacle présenté sans entracte

Cast

Direction musicale Christopher Moulds Récitant Jean-François Martin Texte Louis Geisler

Presentation

Arioste's Orlando Furioso, an epic poem and founding work of the Italian Renaissance, was not only a literary triumph, it also inspired painters, sculptors, musicians, and other artists in their endeavors. Handel adapted this brilliant material to win over the fussy London crowd. The composer chose a particularly colorful episode to adapt -- Ruggiero's stay on the island ruled by the enchantress Alcina, who turns unwelcome visitors into animals, trees, or rocks. This is the setting for an uninhibited musical journey, a series of arias each more beautiful than the last. Four exceptional voices -- Ana Durlovski, Elena Sancho Pereg, Diana Haller and Marina Viotti -- have been assembled to do justice to these vocal fireworks. They are supported by Serena Sinigaglia and Christopher Moulds, who draw us into a fantasy world which they know better than anyone.

In Italian
Overtitled in French, German