February 2016, Cappella Mediterranea played the continuo for this production of the Opera of Geneva directed by Leonardo García Alarcón with the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande.
The spectacle was filmed and is to be seen in HD on Arte.
Händel's 'Alcina' is an opera seria. Händel used the libretto of 'L'isola di Alcina', an opera that was set in 1728 in Rome by Riccardo Brosch. Partly altered for better conformity, the story was originally taken from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (like those of the Handel operas Orlando and Ariodante), an epic poem
Alcina: Nicole Cabell
Ruggiero: Monica Bacelli
Morgana: Siobhan Stagg
Bradamante: Kristina Hammarstrom
Oronte: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
Melisso: Michael Adams
Conductor: Leonard Garcia Alarcon | Grand Theatre de Geneve