Alcina - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015) - Alcina - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015)

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  • Production title :Alcina - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015)
  • Creation date :2015
  • Work - Composer :Alcina - Georg Friedrich Haendel
  • Opera house :Grand Théâtre de Provence

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New production

In coproduction with the Bolshoi Theater

Alcina is a magician who has put her craft to good use in the art of seduction: thanks to her illusory charms, she attracts knights on her islands whom she transforms soon enough into wild beasts or rocks. But at last the seductress is seduced. She has fallen in love with the knight Ruggiero, in whom she erases all memories of his previous life. Caught in her own trap, Alcina is doomed to decline: Ruggiero will abandon her and return to the faithful Bradamante. Deprived of her magic spells, she will be left with her tears only. Drawing on the inexhaustible wealth of stories offered by Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, Handel composed Alcina in 1735 a few months after Ariodante for the same singers. In this work he is at the height of his creativity, finding renewed inspiration in the enchantments experienced by this tragic heroin.

More information is available on the festival's official website.

Schedule

July 02, 2015 19:00:00

July 04, 2015 19:00:00

July 10, 2015 19:00:00

July 12, 2015 19:00:00

July 16, 2015 19:00:00

July 18, 2015 19:00:00

July 20, 2015 19:00:00

Casting

Katie Mitchell

Andrea Marcon

Patricia Petibon

Philippe Jaroussky

Anna Prohaska

Katarina Bradić

Anthony Gregory

Krzysztof Bączyk

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Alcina

Ruggiero

Morgana

Bradamante

Oronte

Melisso

Medias

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