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Max Emanuel Cencic in Handel's Arminio

Author: C Major Entertainment

Max Emanuel Cencic excels with his celebrated and award-winning production of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece Arminio.

  • George Frideric Handel: Arminio | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    George Frideric Handel: Arminio © C Major Entertainment

  • George Frideric Handel: Arminio  | Copyright: © Felix Gruenschloß

    George Frideric Handel: Arminio © Felix Gruenschloß

  • George Frideric Handel: Arminio  | Copyright: © Felix Gruenschloß

    George Frideric Handel: Arminio © Felix Gruenschloß

The remarkable counter-tenor Cencic, who dedicates himself to the revival and performance of the music of the 18th century, demonstrates once more that Baroque singing can be both technically brilliant and at the same time modern and emotionally engaging. His enchanting staging of Arminio is the fulminant revival of the heroic story.

When premiered in 1737 at London’s Covent Garden, Arminio strangely received only six performances, despite being praised as “a miracle” and “in every respect excellent and vastly pleasing” by contemporaries. Handel’s opera fell into oblivion – until Cencic put it into the limelight, resulting in the “rehabilitation of the piece” (FAZ). Cencic’s production of Arminio, which created a furore when performed at the Theater an der Wien, features the ensemble Armonia Atenea under the baton of George Petrou and stars the stage director in the leading role: “Cencic is not only as counter-tenor but also as stage director at the peak of his success” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Original title George Frideric Handel: Arminio
Genre Opera
Recording location International Handel Festival Karlsruhe, March 2017
Duration 168 mins
Production Company Ozango in cooperation with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, UNITEL, Classicall TV_M media and Szenik
Composer George Frideric Handel
Orchestra / Band Armonia Atenea
Conductor George Petrou
Stage Director Max Emanuel Cencic
Soloist Max Emanuel Cencic, Gaia Petrone, Lauren Snouffer, Juan Sancho, Pavel Kudinov, Owen Willetts, Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk

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