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Handel: Rinaldo / Bicket, York, Daniels, Walker, Kohler, Bavarian State Orchestra

Handel / Orch Of Bavarian State Opera / Alden
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 100389  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Deborah YorkDavid DanielsAxel KöhlerDavid Walker
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 2010 Jesi production is conscious of the complexity of Flaminio for all its seeming simplicity and cleverly exploits the suggestive milieu of the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, in particular its shape and relatively small scale. Without any attempt at realism, the production concentrates on establishing a kind of meta-theatrical relationship to this repertoire work which sets out to highlight the interweaving and overlayering of truth and fiction, passion and irony, tragedy and comedy.

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Ethereal music, a fairytale plot, beguiling sets and spectacular special effects – all these combined to make Rinaldo in every sense the Baroque multimedia event par excellence. In his modern staging, producer David Alden has resorted
Read more to all kinds of magic tricks. Unsurprisingly, opera-goers were quick to latch onto such a glittering and star-studded production. Indeed, there can be no doubt that the American David Daniels is the undisputed star of this Munich production, even alongside the other famous names on the cast list. The young conductor Harry Bicket directs the musical action from the harpsichord and “from the depths of the orchestra pit at the Bavarian State Opera conjures up mini-marvels of his own.” (Opera Now)

George Frideric Handel RINALDO

Goffredo – David Walker
Almirena / Siren – Deborah York
Rinaldo – David Daniels
Eustazio – Axel Köhler
Argante – Eglis Silins
Armida / Siren – Noëmi Nadelmann
Mago christano / Donna / Araldo – Charles Maxwell

Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor and harpsichord

David Alden, stage director
Paul Steinberg, set designer
Buki Shiff, costume designer
Pat Collins, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Prinzregenten Theater, Munich, 2001

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Running time: 163 mins
No. of DVDs: 2
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Works on This Recording

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Rinaldo, HWV 7 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Deborah York (Soprano), David Daniels (Countertenor), Axel Köhler (Countertenor),
David Walker (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 

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