Handel: Partenope / Mortensen, Scholl, Dam-Jensen

Release Date: 10/26/2009
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001343309
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Number of Discs: 1

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HANDEL: PARTENOPE—ON DVD
PRINCIPAL ARTISTS:
Inger Dam Jensen (Partenope)
Andreas Scholl (Arsace)
Christophe Dumaux (Armindo)
Tuva Semmingsen (Rosmira)
Bo Kristian Jensen (Ermilio)
Palle Knudsen (Ormonte)
Concerto Copenhagen
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Stage Director: Francisco Negrin
TV Director: Peter Borgwardt

“The finest countertenor of his generation”—Opera News

A major contribution to the ‘Handel Year’: countertenor star Andreas Scholl returns to the Decca label in a new highdefinition film of Handel’s comedy Partenope, presented in Francisco Negrin’s stylish with a modern-dress staging from the Royal Danish Opera.

Scholl gives an outstanding performance, with several contrasting arias that collectively display his unique purity of tone, his virtuosic technique and his sensuous lyricism.

Concerto Copenhagen and conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen are unsung heroes of period-instrument performance, and they make a wonderfully spirited and polished contribution to the production.

FILMED IN HIGH DEFINITION WIDESCREEN

Format: NTSC 16:9, anamorphic widescreen Sound: LPCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 Surround
Region: 0 (All)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese
EXTRAS: Partenope Rehearsals (17 mins)
Works on This Recording
1. Partenope, HWV 27 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano), Palle Knudsen (Baritone), Tuva Semmingsen (Mezzo Soprano), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730 ; London, England
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