Radio France Musique is making my Monday right now, with their stream-on-demand of Handel’s “Rodelinda”from Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (recorded Jan 23rd, 2017).
The concert performance features Il Pomo d’Oro, who I was lucky enough to catch on tour with DiDonato’s “In War and Peace” this past November, and the singer line-up is very WS-interests-adjacent:
There’s Karina Gauvin in the title role (mood for the week: Gauvin vocally sneering at political ursupators in contempt. #LifeGoalsTill2020), Marie-Nicole-Lemieux as her husband Bertarido (contralto-casting whenever possible!), and, as if this wasn’t plenty already, there is Romina Basso as Eduige (#SiiighRominaBasso). Oh, and Juan Sancho, who left an impression in the Pergolesi “Adriano” in the recent TADW concert, as Grimoaldo.