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Orlando furioso

Other operas based on Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem Orlando furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando).

Ariodante - George Frideric Handel

Orlando - George Frideric Handel

Orlando furioso - Antonio Vivaldi

Orlando finto pazzo - Antonio Vivaldi

Roland - Jean-Baptiste Lully

Les Paladins - Jean-Philippe Rameau

Alcina - George Frideric Handel

Information about the opera Alcina by George Frideric Handel, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Generally considered to be one of the finest of Handel's operas.

Recommended recordings on CD

Hickox/Augér/Harrhy (EMI CDS7 49771-2)

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A recording that surpasses all its predecessors. However, it may be hard to find.

Opera Stage Chorus, City of London Baroque Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox, 1985.

Cast: Arleen Augér (Alcina), Eiddwen Harrhy (Morgana), Kathleen Kuhlmann (Bradamante), Della Jones (Ruggerio).

EMI CDS7 49771-2

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Recommended recordings on DVD

Minkowski/Harteros/Cangemi (Arthaus Musik 101 571)

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Recorded live at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2010.

Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, 2010.

Cast: Anja Harteros (Alcina), Veronica Cangemi (Morgana), Kristina Hammarström (Bradamante), Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggerio).

Arthaus Musik 101 571