Saturday, August 29, 2009

タメルラーノ - Tamerlano


Another opera by Handel and its story can be considered as the original that might have inspired Mozart’s “Entführung aus dem Serail”.
I did not mark it when I saw the information in the satellite broadcast program schedule just because it carried the name of Domingo. I happened to see the broadcast and I got struck in front of TV for a while. The orchestra was outstanding. It was Spanish and an Englishman, Paul McCreesh, conducted Teatro Real Madrid. He establish Gabrieli Consort and my impression was very vague when I listened to his Bach a while ago. Based on this Handel, I would watch his future development with further interest. The stage interpretation was purely simple as if the dishes at El Bulli presenting the contemporary Spanish sense of beauty. Domingo seemed doing a good job while Sara Mingardo playing Andronico was not so much. I felt the role could be by an able counter-tenor instead of an alto.

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