Let it be that Pavarotti wasn’t much of a Handel singer. Pavarotti didn’t sing much Baroque music at all. No complete opera I’m afraid. And very few arias. That means that I have to go elsewhere for my Handel madness and my baroque music madness. And for my countertenor madness!
More importantly, the great US countertenor Bejun Mehta sings the role of Ottone. I’ve scheduled this first Berlin trip around (t)his performance! And just recently I’ve discovered that the French countertenor Dominique Visse sings the role of Narciso! Countertenor bonus! Yay! Two countertenors in one opera! Double yay!
A recording of Agrippina with the same conductor, orchestra and almost the same singers is out on Harmonia Mundi CDs (3 disks). This recording includes both countertenors Bejun Mehta and Dominique Visse!
A special edition of this recording comes with a bonus DVD.
So enjoy countertenor Bejun Mehta in Handel’s Agrippina in Berlin on record or on stage! I know I will do both!
This post was originally published 07-05-2013. Last revision 07-05-2013.