GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1749): Acis and Galatea.
Catalogue Number: 05L026
Label: Opus Arte
Reference: OA 1025 D
Description: This 2009 production of Handel's pastoral opera from 1739 (an expansion of a one-act masque from 1718) combines opera and ballet (with Royal Ballet dancers shadowing the vocal soloists) in an ambitious experiment which is visually fascinating and, according to the critical notices, vocally excellent. Danielle de Niese (soprano), Charles Workman, Paul Agnew (tenors), Matthew Rose (bass), Dancers of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Christopher Hogwood. 16:9 widescreen. 2.0 PCM Stereo or 5.1 DTS surround. NTSC all regions.