Helen Sherman sings Handel

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Australia's Helen Sherman performs Sta nell'Ircana (Alcina) by Handel, in concert three of the 2011 competition.

Last updated: 16 June 2011

In this 'trouser role', the knight Ruggiero declares his triumph over the sorceress Alcina, who has kept him prisoner on her enchanted island. Alcina keeps trying to cast a spell on Ruggiero to make him love her, but he resists.

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