DVD + Blu-Ray:
Handel: Semele – Monteverdi Choir / John Gardiner
Händel’s sexiest opera!
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In Spring 2019, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, led by John Eliot Gardiner, presented a critically-acclaimed European tour of Handel’s opera “Semele”, including Alexandra Palace Theatre in London, where this live recording took place. Semele had not been performed by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi ensembles since they originally recorded it in the 1980s and this recording gives listeners the chance to hear a fuller version of the work.
A glamorous team of young soloists joins the Monteverdi ensembles to bring the story of Semele to life, including celebrated English soprano Louise Alder, who takes on the title role, with the young tenor Hugo Hymas portraying the amorous Jupiter.
Available on both DVD & Blu-ray disc.
Original title Handel: Semele
Genre Musical drama
Production year 2020
Duration 169 mins
Video format 16:9 – NTSC / Full HD – 16:9
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 / PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Production Company Stagecast Limited
Distribution DVD EuroArts Music International GmbH
Musical style Vocal, orchestral
Original title of music work Semele (HWV 58)
Composer George Frideric Handel
Chorus Master John Eliot Gardiner
Choir Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
Soloist Louise Alder (Semele), Hugo Hymas (Jupiter), Lucile Richardot (Juno / Ino), Carlo Vistoli (Athamas), Gianluca Buratto (Cadmus / Somnus), Emily Owen (Iris), Angela Hicks (Cupid), Peter Davoren (Apollo), Angharad Rowlands (Augur), Daniel D’Souza (High Priest)
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