Notes and Editorial Reviews
Making his Archiv opera debut, celebrated Handelian and Grammy award winner Rene Jacobs, “the most exciting opera conductor of the day” (Munchner Merkur), leads his dynamic, exquisitely honed B’Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent and an outstanding cast in one of the composer’s most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations recorded at Concertgebouw Brugge in summer 2013.
In a recording career spanning four decades, Jacobs has surveyed a phenomenal amount of repertoire, operatic and instrumental: from Monteverdi to Mozart, from Bach to Pergolesi, with Handel, Gluck, Telemann and many more in-between, every new recording being hailed as an event by the press.
Following game-changing recordings of Handel’s Giulio Cesare (1991), Rinaldo (2003) and Agrippina (2011), celebrated early and baroque music elder statesman Rene Jacobs makes an eagerly expected return to Handel on dis.c
The title role, written for the legendary castrato Senesino, is sung by its finest modern exponent, Bejun Mehta, “one of the most commanding, exhilarating countertenors of the modern era” (New York Times)