Serse – Handel

Christophe Rousset, Philip Behrens – Sandrine Piau (Atalanta), Marcello Lippi (Ariodate) – Semperoper Dresden

Serse is perhaps Handel's most intriguing operas. Rediscovered at the 1924 Göttingen Handel Festival, the work soon became one of the composer's most popular operas, surpassed only by Giulio Cesare. Its popularity might in part be due to the incredibly popular aria it contains, Ombra mai fu.

Recordings of the complete opera are rare and this one first presented in Dresden combines a visually strong staging with exceptional cast and ensemble of Baroque specialists.

Paula Rasmussen (Serse)
Ann Hallenberg (Arsamene)
Patricia Bardon (Amastre)
Marcello Lippi (Ariodate)
Isabel Bayrakdarian (Romilda)
Sandrine Piau (Atalanta)
Matteo Peirone (Elviro)

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset conductor

Movie director : Philip Behrens
Playlists : Music, History and Politics, Bach, Handel, Scarlatti: Generation 1685
Musical period : Baroque music
Music genres : Voice, Opera
Musical form : Opera

Duration : 02 h 36 min
Location : Semperoper Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
Recording date : 2000
Production date : 2000
Production : © Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Available version(s) : IT

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