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It's gonna be a beautiful night

July 08, 2007

Anja Harteros as Alcina and Vesselina Kasarova as Ruggiero
Photo: Wilfried Hosl/Bavarian State Opera 2007

How often do you get to spend a Saturday evening basking in the beauty created by Mr. Handel? Whatever the answer is, I bet it’s not enough. I’ve just had one of those evenings here in Munich with the Bayerische Staatsoper's revival of Alcina and couldn’t be happier. Oh, it wasn’t perfect, and Mr. Handel was never too concerned with having much more than a makeshift plot. But, who cares. This is what it’s all about.

A special thanks to all who made the evening so wonderful including Anja Harteros (Alcina), Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero), Christopher Moulder (Conductor) , Christoph Loy (Director), Veronica Cangemi (Morgana), Sonia Prina (Bradamante), Benjamin Hulett (Oronte), Sergio foresti (Melisso), and Deborah York (Oberto). Sorry I could only stay for the first seven curtain calls.

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