Alcina

Too Much is Never Enough

Alcina is vintage Handel with a succession of show-stopping arias that tell a story of enchantment and romance. Alcina is an all-powerful sorceress, yet she cannot command true love — even in her illusory world of luxurious beauty. Chief Conductor Harry Bicket (Roméo et Juliette, 2016) is on the podium, with sopranos Elza van den Heever (Don Giovanni, 2009) and Anna Christy (The Daughter of the Regiment, 2015) as Alcina and her sister, Morgana. Mezzo-sopranos Daniela Mack (Carmen, 2014) and Paula Murrihy are Ruggiero and Bradamante. Tenor Alek Shrader (The Daughter of the Regiment, 2015) is the valiant Oronte. David Alden (Maometto II, 2012) is the stage director.


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2017

Music By

George Frideric Handel

Text By

Anonymous

Sung In

Italian

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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No one can resist the sorceress spells of Alcina. Handel's music invites a variety of allegorical interpretations, sung with an expansive emotional range of powerful vocal prowess.

Artists

Elza van den Heever
Elza van den Heever

Alcina

Anna Christy
Anna Christy

Morgana

Paula Murrihy
Paula Murrihy

Ruggiero

Daniela Mack
Daniela Mack

Bradamante

Christian Van Horn
Christian Van Horn

Melisso

Alek Shrader
Alek Shrader

Oronte

David Alden
David Alden

Director

Harry Bicket
Harry Bicket

Conductor

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The Music

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Before there was Golda, before there was Angela, before Mrs. Thatcher and Hillary, there was Alcina— the powerful sorceress who reigns over an exotic island realm of sybaritic delights with her sister, Morgana, in Handel’s spectacular Alcina.