Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas continues with a performance of Poro, re dell'Indie.
As Alexander the Great forges his way into India defeating all in his path, Poro - his latest victim considers - taking his own life for the first of several times in the opera. He is only saved by his love for Queen Cleofide, and thus ensues a tale of deception, lust, jealousy and great intrigue.
Presented by Penny Gore, in conversation with Graham Cummings, who oversaw the edition for this performance.
Handel: Poro, re dell'Indie (Acts 1 and 2)
Poro ...... William Towers (countertenor)
Cleofide ...... Jutta Bohnert (soprano)
Erissena, Poro's sister ...... Franziska Gottwald (mezzo-soprano)
Alessandro (the Great) ...... Thomas Piffka (tenor)
Gandarte, Poro's general ...... Andrew Radley (countertenor)
Timagene, Alexander's general ...... Torben Jurgens
Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin
Konrad Junghanel (conductor).