Francesco Micheli’s production of Handel’s Alcina brings style and sumptuous excess to Glyndebourne’s first-ever staging.
The cast includes Jane Archibald (Alcina), Soraya Mafi (Morgana), Samantha Hankey (Ruggiero) and Stuart Jackson (Oronte) with conductor Jonathan Cohen and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Extra content - Alcina: explore with Alexandra
Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Director Francesco Micheli, Costume Designer Alessio Rosati and Costume Supervisor Diane Williams to explore our production.
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Festival 2022.
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Seductive enchantress Alcina can conjure anything she wants – anything, except love.
Alcina rules over an enchanted island, its trees, rocks and animals all the bewitched forms of her discarded lovers. But Ruggiero is different. Alcina has fallen in love with the handsome knight. Can love perfor...