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Handel: Deidamia Blu-ray (Nederlands Opera)

Dutch National Opera presents David Alden's production of Handel’s last Italian opera, Deidamia. No known literary source has been linked directly to this opera, which is set at the time of the Trojan War. After an oracle has predicted the death of Achilles at Troy, Achilles disguises himself as a woman and takes refuge at the court of Lycomedes, whose daughter Deidamia falls in love with the young Greek. Amorous developments and tricks of disguise expose the truth and Achilles is forced to take his place at the side of his countrymen in the battle against the Trojans. Comedy and tragedy are bedfellows in this opera, and the title role in particular covers the entire expressive spectrum, from flirtatious love-song to heartfelt lament. 'With this production, the Netherlands Opera once again meets with distinction its obligation to perform Baroque works.' (The New York Times)

Composer:George Frideric Handel
Deidamia: Sally Matthews
Nerea: Veronica Cangemi
Achille: Olga Pasichnyk
Ulisse: Silvia Tro Santafé
Fenice: Andrew Foster-Williams
Licomede: Umberto Chiummo

Concerto Köln 
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Director: David Alden
Set Design: Paul Steinberg
Costume Design: Constance Hoffman
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Choreography: Jonathan Lunn 

Plus: Documentary film / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS MA
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 184+24 mins  
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/NE
Year: 2012