Max Emanuel Cencics celebrated and award winning production of Handel’s masterwork from the Internationale Händel Festspiele Karlsruhe. Described by one contemporary commentator as “a miracle”, and another as “in every respect excellent & vastly pleasing”, Arminio strangely received only six performances between 12 January and 12 February 1737 at London’s Covent Garden, and was never staged again for almost two hundred years. The heroic story, based on historical events occurring on the Germanic fringes of the Roman Empire, saw ist fulminant revival with a new and ravishing production only in 2016 in Karlsruhe. Max Emanuel Cenčić is surrounded by a fine ensemble of singers, with the Greek ensemble Armonia Atenean in the pit, conducted by George Petrou. The press praised the multiply-award-winning production as “rehabilitation of the piece” (FAZ). “Cencic is not only as countertenor but also as stage director at the peak of his success” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Additional Info

  • No: A05050434
  • Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
  • Conductor: George Petrou
  • Orchestra: Ensemble Armonia Atenea
  • Artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Lauren Snouffer, Gaia Petrone, Juan Sancho
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 02:48:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Max Emanuel Cencic
  • Producers: A production of Ozango in cooperation with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, UNITEL, Classicall TV_M media and Szenik, with the support of CNC
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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