Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova - Handel: Alcina (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14483 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6335 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
ARTHAUS | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
Handels operas are now so thoroughly a part of modern musical life that you might think every major opera house welcomes them. But until November 2010, when it introduced an absorbing new production of Alcina, the Vienna Staatsoper resisted them, not having done a Baroque opera since Monteverdis Poppea in the 1960s. The present production boasted an all-star cast of Baroque specialists, a former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble, the highly-acclaimed conductor Marc Minkowski and his Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble in the pit. Adrian Noble places his Alcina into a framework which begins in the magnificent ballroom of the Devonshire-House in London Piccadilly. The legendary Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, stages a play in which she is acting together with her friends, a stage on the stage. Alcina is a great musical experience geared to the Baroque curiosity. Marc Minkowski revives Handels music in an outstanding way.