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Work: Semele

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ComposerHandel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
PeriodBaroque
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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CambridgeHandel's Heroines

Handel's Heroines
Handel
Academy of Ancient Music; Laurence Cummings; Mary Bevan; Jennifer France

LondonHandel's Heroines

Handel's Heroines
Handel
Academy of Ancient Music; Laurence Cummings; Mary Bevan; Jennifer France

ThessalonikiCrossroad of Cultures

Vivaldi, Handel, Pärt, Tavener, Haydn
Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra; Markello Chrysikopoulos; Theodora Baka

MilanSemeleNew production

Handel: Semele
Gianluca Capuano; Robert Carsen; Teatro alla Scala; Patrick Kinmonth; Ian Bostridge
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Kosky's Semele revived in style at the Komische Oper Berlin

Nicole Chevalier (Semele) © Monika Rittershaus (2018)
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Semele willingly pays the price of death through transformation. 
****1
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Forsythe a truly overwhelming Semele at Festival O

Amanda Forsythe (Semele) and Alek Shrader (Jupiter) © Steven Pisano
James Darrah stages Handel's sensual oratorio for Festival O, a feast of wonderful singing. 
****1
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Semele crashes and burns, but Louise Alder soars up at Ally Pally

Louise Alder (Semele) and Lucile Richardot (Juno/Ino) © Éric Larrayadieu
Rising like a phoenix, the Alexandra Palace Theatre stages its first opera since its reopening after eighty years of slumber. 
****1
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“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman
A concert performance of Handel's not-quite-an-opera proves a hit on tour in New York. 
*****
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
****1
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