Jaroussky, Philippe

Handel: Alcina

Blu-ray
3 Jun 2016

Barcode: 0190295974350

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Other participants: Patricia Petibon, Freiburger Barockorchester, Andrea Marcon

Philippe Jaroussky as Ruggiero is in thrall to Patricia Petibon as the sorceress Alcina in Katie Mitchell’s virtuosic production of Handel’s opera from the 2015 Aix-en-Provence Festival, described by Bachtrack as “a night of a thousand delights”. Conducted by Andrea Marcon, this was, in the words of Opera News, “musically … a performance of the highest festival level”.

Alcina - Patricia Petibon
Ruggiero - Philippe Jaroussky
Morgana - Anna Prohaska
Bradamante - Katarina Bradić
Oronte - Anthony Gregory
Melisso - Krzysztof Baczyk
Oberto - Elias Mädler, Lionel Wunsch (members of the Tölzer Knabenchor, alternating)

Musical direction: Andrea Marcon
Stage direction: Katie Mitchell
Stage design: Chloe Lamford
Costumes design: Laura Hopkins
Light: James Farncombe
Choreography: Joseph W. Alford
Musical assistant: Johannes Keller
Vocal coach pianist: Jean-Paul Pruna
Stage assistant: Dan Ayling, Robin Tebbutt
Stage design assistant: Blanca Anon Garcia
Costumes assistant: Clémence Pernoud

Actors: Juliet Alderdice (elderly Alcina), Jane Thorne (elderly Morgana), Ian Hallard (Oberto's father, servant), Zoé Aldrich, Josephine Arden, Sarah Northgraves and Anna Martine (servants)

Chorus: MusicAeterna (Chorus of the Perm Opera)
Choral direction: Vitaly Polonsly

Orchestra: Freiburger Barockorchester

Continuo: Theorbos: Daniele Ciminiti, Maria Ferré; Cello: Guido Larisch; Harpsichords: Andrea Marcon, Johannes Keller