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Handel: Rinaldo DVD (Glyndebourne)

Handel: Rinaldo DVD (Glyndebourne)

Robert Carsen's fun filled transformation of Handel's first London triumph - Rinaldo.
- 4.5 out of 5 (from 2 Reviews)

- In stock


Glyndebourne continues to celebrate the genius of Handel with its first staging of Rinaldo, the work with which he made his sensational London debut - and the first Italian opera specifically created for the British stage. It is given a contemporary new twist through the eyes of Director Robert Carsen, who made his Festival debut with L’'incoronazione di Poppea in 2008. Early music specialist Ottavio Dantone, Music Director of the acclaimed Italian period ensemble Accademia Bizantina conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The cast is headed by Sonia Prina in the title-role of the heroic crusader, with Anett Fritsch as his beloved Almirena, Brenda Rae as the seductive Saracen sorceress Armida, and Luca Pisaroni as her duplicitous ally Argante, the King of Jerusalem.


Georg Frideric Handel

Rinaldo: Sonia Prina

Almirena: Anett Fritsch

Armida: Brenda Rae

Argante: Luca Pisaroni

Goffredo: Varduhi Abrahamyan

Eustazio: Tim Mead

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Ottavio Dantone

Stage Director: Robert Carsen 


Plus: Director's notes / Conductor's notes


Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 190+24 mins

Sound: 2.0 DD / DTS 5.0 Surround

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE

Region code: NTSC 0


DVDs > Opera
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles



- Michel A
reviewed on
23 Dec 2014
This is a good version. It is original and the music is nice.
- Michel A
reviewed on
14 Dec 2014
Ouf! C’est une très belle opéra et ma plus logue… Car je revenais constamment en arrière pour y réécouter des passages, des airs, des mélodies et surtout de belles voix.

Moi qui suis pourtant très conservateur, j’ai adoré cette mise en scène qui a su situer dès le départ le contexte de cet œuvre.

Cette version a été pour moi une très belle expérience et je pressent, que je vais souvent y revenir pour l'écouter à nouveau.

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