Haydn: Orlando Paladino

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Haydn: Orlando Paladino



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1st Feb 2010




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Haydn: Orlando Paladino

Marlis Petersen (Angelica), Tom Randle (Orlando), Pietro Spagnoli (Rodomonte), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Alcina), Sunhae Im (Eurilla), Victor Torres (Pasquale), Magnus Staveland (Medoro) & Arttu Kataja (Licone/Caronte)

Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs

DVD Video - 2 discs


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Stage: Nigel Lowery and Amir Hosseinpour

Recorded live at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 8 May 2009

Directed for TV by Andreas Morell • Produced by Paul Smaczny

In the Summer of 2009, the British director Nigel Lowery and the Iranian choreographer Amir Hosseinpour brought to the stage the fantastic and imaginative adventures of ‘Racing Roland’. Haydn’s most renowned opera in his lifetime, Orlando Paladino, was performed on the 200th anniversary of his death under the musical direction of period-music specialist René Jacobs. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra completed this high-class production giving the music a classy sound and lively swing.

TV Format NTSC

16:9 anamorphic

Sound PCM Stereo

Dolby Digital 5.1 • DTS 5.1

Subtitles: It, Eng, Fr, Ger

Region Code 0 (worldwide)

Running Time 168 mins

BBC Music Magazine

May 2010


“Anyone doubting Haydn's validity as an opera composer should try this...the vocal performances are consistently good. In the title role, Tom Randle's inventive vocalism and detailed physicality see him through a sequence of mad scenes...René Jacobs and the Freiburg players ensure light textures and liveliness throughout.”

Gramophone Magazine

July 2010

“...the staging's zany, over-the-top energy makes an entertaining case for an opera longer on purely musical delights than on subtlety of characterisation...this DVD could well convert those still unconvinced that Haydn's comic operas, for all their musical beauties, can be made to work in the theatre.”

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