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Handel: Agrippina / Theater an der Wien

A modern production of Handel’s early masterpiece Agrippina staged by Robert Carsen at the Theater an der Wien and conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.

  • Agrippina BD Cover | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

    Agrippina BD Cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

  •  2.110579–80 / NBD0078V_Agrippina_Danielle de Niese | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

    2.110579–80 / NBD0078V_Agrippina_Danielle de Niese © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

  •  2.110579–80 / NBD0078V_Agrippina_Jake Arditti | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

    2.110579–80 / NBD0078V_Agrippina_Jake Arditti © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / © Werner Kmetitsch

Dramma per musica in three acts (1709) · Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani (1652/55–1710)

The Theater an der Wien's modern production of George Frideric Handel’s early masterpiece 'Agrippina' is staged in 2016 by the successful opera director Robert Carsen, renowned for the award-winning staging of Dialogues des Carmélites at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, the founder and artistic director of Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir.

The cast features the much in-demand Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon in her critically acclaimed title role, as well as 'one of the most sought-after singers on the planet' (BBC Radio 3), the stunning lyric soprano Danielle de Niese as Poppea, and the Special Prize winner of the 2012 Innsbruck International Baroque Singing Competition, countertenor Jake Arditti, as Nerone. With luxury styling and costumes by Gideon Davey, this production is a ripe for the digital-savvy, social media age.

Agrippina PATRICIA BARDON
Nerone JAKE ARDITTI
Poppea DANIELLE DE NIESE
Ottone FILIPPO MINECCIA
Claudio MIKA KARES

BALTHASAR NEUMANN ENSEMBLE
Conductor THOMAS HENGELBROCK
Stage Director ROBERT CARSEN

Film Director FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON
Filmed on 16 and 29 March 2016 at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria

[2.110579–80 / NBD0078V]
Total running time:179 minutes
Language: Italian · Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 2 DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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