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Handel: Admeto / Arnet, McGegan, Festspielorchester Gottingen

Release Date: 07/29/2016 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 750608  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Tim MeadeKirsten BlaiseDavid BatesMarie Arnet,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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George Frideric Handel’s opera Admeto was composed for the Royal Academy of Music. The work, with Italian libretto by Nicola Hyam, premiered in 1727. The work is partly based on Euripides’ Alcestis. For this production, Oscar nominated film director Doris Dorrie creates vivid scenery and brilliant sets to immerse the viewer in the ritualized world of the samurai. “Handel would have enjoyed this enchanting shadow theater.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) “It’s brilliantly played by the period-instrument FestspielOrchester Gottingen, conducted with fine sensibility and sensuality by Nicolas McGegan.” (The Times)

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Sound Formats: DTS 5.1 (Opera), DD. 20 (Bonus)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French (Opera) - English (Bonus)
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
Running Time: 181 mins (Opera) - 21 mins (Bonus)
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Works on This Recording

Admeto, Rč di Tessaglia, HWV 22 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Tim Meade (Counter Tenor), Kirsten Blaise (Soprano), David Bates (Countertenor),
Marie Arnet (Soprano), Andrew Radley (Countertenor), Wolf Matthias Friedrich (Bass),
William Berger (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
Length: 181 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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