Handel’s Teseo from Germany

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With Teseo, Handel ventured into the world of operatic special effects in a drama filled with magical transformations and supernatural interventions, all reinforced by one of the composer's most vibrant scores.

This production comes from the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany, where Handel's operas have been receiving first-class productions since 1919. The stars are soprano Susanne Rydén in the title role, soprano Amy Freston as Teseo's beloved, Agilea, and soprano Dominique Labelle as Medea, the vengeful sorceress who tries to tear the lovers apart. The production is led by conductor Nicholas McGegan.

Cast:

Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

Teseo: Susanne Rydén (soprano)

Agilea: Amy Freston (soprano)

Medea: Dominque Labelle (soprano)

Egeo: Drew Minter (countertenor)

Clizia: Céline Ricci (soprano)

Arcane: Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Minerva: Johanna Ness (soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra