HANDEL: TESEO (HIGHLIGHTS)
George Frideric Handel
Dominique Labelle, Amanda Forsythe, Amy Freston, Drew Minter, Robin Blaze, Céline Ricci and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Music Director Nicholas McGegan leads Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and an acclaimed cast of soloists in this rarely performed masterpiece of Handelian opera. Writing of the live performance of the opera, the New York Times said, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, led by Nicholas McGegan, gave a performance of Handel s Teseo …that confirmed its leading position in the field. The cast, led by the glowing soprano Dominique Labelle, as the witch Medea, and the outstanding lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe in the title role is buoyed by the irrepressible positive energy (New York Times) of the Orchestra under McGegan s direction.
The performances were recorded live at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA on April 13-14, 2013.