HANDEL, G.F.: Admeto (Handel-Festival Halle, 2006)

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Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22

Venue: Opernhaus Halle
Playing Time: 03:16:05
Catalogue Number: 109067
UPC: 807280906790

Synopsis

George Frideric Handel's Admeto is considered as one of the most successful operas produced in the first half of the 18th century. Along with Radamisto, Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano, Rodelinda and Alessandro, which were also written in this period, Admeto belongs to Handel's so-called "London operas" - works he composed for the Royal Academy of Music. Through born in Halle, Germany, Handel spent most of his adult life in London and became a British subject in 1/27.

Axel Kohler, the celebrated counter-tenor and well-known stage director, has brought Admeto into the modern era in timeless style by the skillful application of imaginative theatrical digressions. Kohler's production at the Halle Opernhaus revisits a work that encompasses comedy, tragedy and almost absurd grotesqueness and gives it a convincing metaphor in the form of a modern hospital.

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