Handel: Serse

Georg Friedrich Händel: Serse

IL POMO D'ORO, Maxim Emelyanychev
Fecha: Noviembre 2018
Referencia: 0289 483 5784 0

The first major highlight of the 2018-19 season is ‘Serse’, one of Georg F. Handel’s most compelling dramatic creations. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts il pomo d’oro and a star-studded cast led by superstar counter-tenor Franco Fagioli across Europe in October and November 2018. The 3-CD album of the entire opera, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, has been released on Deutsche Grammophon on the 2nd of November 2018, and it is the second collaboration of the orchestra with the historical yellow label.

Serse, Fagioli, Il Pomo d’Oro, Barbican review – a night in counter-tenor heaven

«It was fascinating, for instance, to see how the prominent onstage instrumentalists alter the way one hears those iconic Handelian numbers – how Daniel Zapico’s theorbo ornamentation, say, adds to the spine-tingling magic of “Ombra mai fù”, or how Atalanta’s provoking – and beautifully sung – dialogue with the violin on “Un cenno leggiadretto” turns up that teasing aria’s erotic heat.»

The Arts Desk
Boyd Tonkin | Octubre 2018

A Serse like no other from Maxim Emelyanychev and Il pomo d’oro

«And a special word for theorbo player Daniel Zapico, who underpinned the pungent rhythms with such tangy zest.»

Stephen Pritchard | Octubre 2018