Handel's masterpiece in an eye-catching performance with renowned soloists captured in the impressive baroque Basilica of Klosterneuburg, Austria.
The MESSIAH - DVD 2.110387 © NAXOS
The MESSIAH - Blu-ray NBD0061 © NAXOS
Salzburger Bachchor, Bach Consort Wien / Rubén Dubrovsky © Scarlatti Arts International
This eye-catching audiovisual recording of Handel's masterpiece with its cast of renowned soloists, the Salzburger Bachchor and the Bach Consort Vienna under Rubén Dubrovsky captures the intriguing performance at the 2016 Easter concert in the impressive Basilica of Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Described by librettist Charles Jennens with typical English understatement as "a fine entertainment", Handel's Messiah was initially controversial as a biblical oratorio written for secular theatres. Within years it was however being "received with universal applause" and its composer's purpose in delighting and charming his listeners has made this masterpiece an international favourite ever since.
English title The MESSIAH
Recording location Basilica Stift Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria
Soloist Hanna Herfurtner, soprano - Gaia Petrone, alto - Michael Schade, tenor - Christian Immler, bass
Choir Salzburger Bachchor
Orchestra / Band Bach Consort Wien
Conductor Ruben Dubrovsky
Director Volker Werner
Production Company A production of Scarlatti Arts International in association with Stift Klosterneuburg, Viva Classica, ORF