Deidamia - George Frideric Handel
Information about the opera Deidamia by George Frideric Handel, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.
Handel's last opera.
Recommended recordings on CD
Curtis/Kermes/Bonitatibus (Virgin Classics 545 669-2)
An outstanding performance and recording.
Il Complesso Barocco, conducted by Alan Curtis.
Cast: Simone Kermes (Deidamia), Anna Bonitatibus (Ulisse), Anna Maria Panzarella (Achille), Dominique Labelle (Nerea), Furio Zanasi (Fenice).
Virgin Classics 545 669-2
Recommended recordings on DVD
Bolton/Matthews/Santafé (Opus Arte OA 1088 D)
David Alden's whacky production for De Nederlandse Opera succeeds in being visually stunning, with superb performances all round.
Concerto Köln, conducted by Ivor Bolton, 2012.
Cast: Sally Matthews (Deidamia), Silvia Tro Santafé (Ulisse), Olga Pasichnyk (Achille), Veronica Cangemi (Nerea), Andrew Foster-Williams (Fenice).
Opus Arte OA 1088 D