Episodes

TitleComments
GENOME:
[R3 BD=19671109]

0 Opera in three acts

Music by Handel

Libretto by ANTONIO MARCHI sung In Italian gramophone records

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and CHORUS

Conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE

Acr 1

Scene 1 A deserted place tn the hills, changing to Alcina's palace

Scene 2 The ante-chamber to

Alcina's apartments

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19671109]

â“¢ ACT 2

Scene 1 A room In the palace. changing to a desert

Scene 2 The grounds of the palace Scene 3 A subterranean room In the palace

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19671109]

â“¢ ACT 3

Scene 1 The entrance to the palace Scene 2 The grounds of the palace

Twelfth in an extended series of programmes devoted to a wide range of Handel's music and in particular his operas and oratorios November 22: Ode lor St. Cecilia's Dan

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19671109]

Unknown: Antonio Marchi

Conducted By: Richard Bonynge

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19751029]

Act 2

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19751029]

Act 3

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19751029]

An opera in three acts Music by Handel Libretto by ANTONIO MARcm

Sung in the English translation by CHARLES FARNCOMBE

A Handel Opera Society Production direct from Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

ROBERT ALDWINCKLE

(harpsichord continuo)

HANDEL OPERA SOCIETY CHORUS ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader carl PINI conducted by CHARLES FARNCOMBE Producer DAVID THOMPSON Act 1

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19751029]

Music By: Handel Libretto

Unknown: Antonio Marcm

Translation By: Charles Farncombe

Harpsichord: Robert Aldwinckle

Conducted By: Charles Farncombe

Producer: David Thompson

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19870418]

Opera in threeacts

Anonymous libretto, after an episode in ARIOSTO'S Orlando furioso. Music by Handel (sung in Italian): records (meZZO-SOp) (baSS) (soprano) (soprano) (soprano) (mezzo-soprano) (tenor)

OPERA STAGE CHORUS

CITY OF LONDON BAROQUE SINFONIA conducted by RICHARD HICKOX Act

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19870418]

Conducted By: Richard Hickox

Bradamante, betrothed to Ruggiero: Kathleen Kuhlmann

Melisso, her guardian: John Tomlinson

Morgana, Alcina's sister: Eiddwen Harrhy

Alcina, queen and enchantress: Arleen Auger

Oberto, a young nobleman in search of his father Astolfo: Patrizia Kwella

Ruggiero, a paladin: Della Jones

Oronte, commander of Alcina's soldiers.: .Maldwyn Davies

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19900526]

Handel's opera about a sorceress who makes Christian knights fall in love with her. (soprano) (soprano) (ten) (soprano) (contralto) (bass) (soprano)

Chorus of the Grand

Théâtre, Geneva; Suisse Romande Orch/Christie

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19900526]

Alcina, a sorceress: Arleen Auger

Morgana, her sister: Donna Brown

Oronte, her general: Jorge Lopez-Yanes

Ruggiero, whom she has bewitched: Della Jones

Bradamente, his fiancee, disguised as own brother: Kathleen Kuhlmann

Melisso, her guardian: Gregory Reinhart

Oberto, a nobleman searching for his father: Martina Musacchio

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19930120]

Handel's opera live from the Royal Opera House,

Covent Garden, in the new production by Stephen Wadsworth. Sung in Italian. The animals, plants, rocks and waves of Alcina's enchanted island were once her human lovers: when she grew tired of them, she imprisoned them by her spells. But has she met her match in her latest conquest, Ruggiero, and his fiancee Bradamante?

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal

Opera House/John Fisher Act

7.55 Mr Severs of Folgate Street, E

In a side street in London's

Spitalfields lives

Dennis Severs of 18, Folgate Street. Inside, as Michael Oliver found out, you step back in time through different centuries. There are no electric lights, no gas fires. In a room furnished and victualled for the 18th century, Handel would have felt quite at home.

8.15 Act 2

9.15 Mr Handel of Brook

Street, Wl

"George Frederick Handel , you are charged with having bewitched us for 20 years." Michael Oliver introduces some of Handel's London friends as they enjoy the music and company of this "portly and humorous man".

9.35 Act 3

GENOME:
[R3 BD=19930120]

Production By: Stephen Wadsworth.

Unknown: Dennis Severs

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Unknown: Mr Handel

Unknown: George Frederick Handel

Introduces: Michael Oliver

Alcina: Yvonne Kenny (sop)

Ruggiero: Ann Murray (mezzo)

Bradamante: Kathleen Kuhlmann (mezzo)

Orontf: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

Morgana: Judith Howard (sop)

Melisso: Stafford Dean (bass)