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RODELINDA

Renée Fleming stars in this Baroque showpiece

Renée Fleming returns tin one of her greatest roles, the title character in Handel’s Rodelinda. In this Baroque showpiece, Fleming plays a queen who must fight treacherous enemies to keep her son safe and the memory of her exiled husband alive. Handel’s score gives her the opportunity to sing some of the most beautiful and challenging arias in her extensive repertoire. The all-star supporting cast includes two of the world’s most prominent countertenors, Andreas Scholl and Iestyn Davies, as the exiled king Bertarido and his friend Unulfo; versatile mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the noblewoman Eduige; Joseph Kaiser as the usurper Grimoaldo; and Shenyang as Grimoaldo’s corrupt advisor, Garibaldo. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket, who led the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s fast-paced, fluid production, conducts.

Composer
Georg Friedrich Händel
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Harry Bicket
Singers
Joseph Kaiser, Iestyn Davies, Andreas Scholl, Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming
Production
Stephen Wadsworth
Year
2011
Duration
02:50:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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