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An allegorical fantasy packed with love triangles, romance, and mistaken and misrepresented identities, Alcina takes place on an enchanted island where discarded lovers are transformed into wild beasts and trees.

Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, one of the world’s leading Baroque interpreters, sings the title role, portraying Handel’s beguiling and tragic sorceress; she is joined by American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (playing the trouser role of Bradamante) and British soprano Lucy Crowe (in the high-flying virtuoso role of Morgana).

Featured Artists

The English Concert
Harry Bicket Director
Karina Gauvin Alcina
Lucy Crowe Morgana
Elizabeth DeShong Bradamante
Paula Murrihy Ruggiero
Alek Shrader Oronte
Wojtek Gierlach Melisso