Handel: Rodelinda

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Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth's celebrated production of Handel's Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera, based on the Live in HD transmission to cinemas worldwide.

The soprano invests her high-speed passagework with convincing venom in arias such as "Morrai, sì" and, when the occasion demands, spins a subtle line, easing effortlessly in and out of trills — at one point while carrying her son, Flavio, played by Moritz Linn. Her portrayal of the attractive, frantic heroine has matured to include moments of regal composure that offset excesses such as the gamble in Act II with her child's life.

David J. Baker, Critic's Choice of April 2013, Opera News

DVD Info

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Decca
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2012
Run Time: 170 minutes