Advertising

DVD + Blu-Ray:
Handel: Semele – Monteverdi Choir / John Gardiner

Author: EuroArts Music International

Händel’s sexiest opera!

  • Handel: Semele - Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Handel: Semele - Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Handel: Semele  | Copyright: © Ally Pally

    Handel: Semele © Ally Pally

  • Handel: Semele  | Copyright: © Toni Bofill

    Handel: Semele © Toni Bofill

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)

ADVERTISING

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...

DVD + Blu-Ray: Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore / Opera Lafayette

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

An early version of latest Beethoven’s Fidelio, Leonore (1805) staged by Opera Lafayette’s artistic director Ryan Brown to mark the anniversary year.

DVD: Conductors – Bernard Haitink - Retrospective

EuroArts Music International

We continue our conductors’ retrospective series with Bernard Haitink who bowed before his audience for the final time on 6 September 2019.

Blu-Ray: Quasthoff sings Mahler

MONARDA Music GmbH

One of the last productions featuring Thomas Quasthoff performing classical repertoire.

Ludwig trap Beethoven

RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera

Ludwig vs. Karl; uncle vs. nephew; old generation vs. teenager; classical music vs. trap music. 10 snapshots of life + art from a timeless family.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE IMZ MAILINGS


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.