Wiener Konzerthaus

Alcina

You can see the interior of the Theater an der Wien with a view of the stage from the side, audience in the rows of seats
© WienTourismus/Paul Bauer
You can see the interior of the Theater an der Wien with a view of the stage from the side, audience in the rows of seats

Dramma per musica in three acts
Music by Georg Friedrich Händel
Libretto after Antonio Fanzaglia
Concert performance in Italian with German surtitles

Il Pomo d' Oro
Conductor: Francesco Corti

An opera about magic with magical music: Alcina rules over an island full of men. But it is only through sorcery that she can keep her lovers by her side. When the young Bradamante lands on the island in search of her beloved Ruggiero, Alcina’s love spells come under threat from true love. George Frideric Handel’s Alcina is one of the highlights of his operatic oeuvre. Composed in 1735, its melodies constitute an embarrassment of riches which constantly reveal new sides to the characters. In particular, the arias sung by Alcina as she sees her power challenged are among the most outstanding psychological studies that Handel ever created. The concert performance with the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro brings together a superb ensemble at the MusikTheater an der Wien led by Elsa Dreisig as Alcina and Sandrine Piau as Morgana.

Venue

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Wien

Current Dates

  • Thu. 19 Dec 2024, 7 p.m.