Tag Archives: Handel

Two Handles on Handel – Orlando (Pocket Opera) and Giulio Cesare (MetHD)

Before I start my review, I want to make it clear where I am coming from. I like the music of George Frideric Handel but Continue reading »

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Teseo Review – Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera does it again

George Frideric Handel was a German composer living in England who wrote Italian operas based on Greek legends for an English audience.  Continue reading »

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The Enchanted Island Review – A Baroque Pastiche

You won’t find The Enchanted Island listed in any opera book published previous to this year, because the World Premiere was three weeks ago on New Year’s Eve, 2011-12. Continue reading »

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Rodelinda Review – Fleming’s Handle on Handel

Renée Fleming is everything.  She is a great actress with a beautiful soprano voice; she is a wonderful hostess Continue reading »

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Xerxes – SF Opera’s Handle on Handel

George Frideric Handel wrote lots of truly inspired music including more than 40 operas.  He visualized complex characters and put them into interesting situations.  But when he came up with names for these characters, he had trouble getting as far as “B” in the alphabet.  Continue reading »

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Armida and Rinaldo Review – or The Crusader and the Magician

Our San Francisco Splash Opera Nut is presenting readers with two very different operatic interpretations of the same classic legend.  Continue reading »

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