Of all Haydn's operas, this was the most popular in his lifetime and arguably his best, Orlando Paladino is described as "a comedy of errors in which most of the characters are in love with the wrong partner."
Orlando, literally crazy for love, searches for Medoro and Angelica, while Rodomonte tries to murder him, and the witch Alcina targets him with fiendish hexes. René Jacobs leads a sparkling production from the Klara Festival in Brussels.
Conductor: René Jacobs
Orlando: Stéphane Degout (baritone)
Angelica: Sine Bundgaard (soprano)
Medoro: Magnus Staveland (tenor)
Alcina: Alexandrina Pendatchanska (soprano)
Rodomonte: Pietro Spagnoli (baritone)
Eurilla: Sunhai Im (soprano)
Pasquale: Victor Torres (baritone)
Caronte: Arttu Kataja (baritone)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra