ⓢ 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
ⓢ 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
"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
Scene 1 A deserted place tn the hills, changing to Alcina's palace
Scene 2 The ante-chamber to
"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
HANDEL OPERA SOCIETY CHORUS ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader carl PINI conducted by CHARLES FARNCOMBE Producer DAVID THOMPSON Act 1"
"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"
"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"
"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
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
"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"