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Act 1

Catherine Bott presents a concert performance of Handel's Partenope, sung in Italian.

Partenope is a dazzling comic parody of a typically convoluted plot, which only unravels when the supposed Prince of Armenia is challenged to fight bare-chested and is exposed as the disguised Rosmira, her challenger's abandoned fiancee.

Handel: Partenope (Act 1)

Cast (from Danish Opera)
Partenope ...... Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)
Rosmira ...... Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano)
Arsace ...... Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Armindo ...... Christophe Dumax (countertenor)
Emilio ...... Bo Kristian Jensen (tenor)
Ormonte ...... Palle Knudsen (bass)
Concerto Copenhagen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor).

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1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jul 2009 18:00

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