GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
ALCINA OR MAGIC ISLAND
opera for prospective moms
Director Georgiy Isaakyan
duration 2h 30min
with 1 intermission
There is nothing more important and precious for a parent than the harmonious development of a child. Emotional and intellectual formation begins long before occurrences of the baby on light. And music, being the most sublime and harmonious art form, helps to achieve this goal best of all.
‘Alcina or Magic Island’ by George Frideric Handel is one of the most beautiful baroque operas. Its divine music and poetical plot inspired director Georgiy Isaakyan and conductor Alevtina Ioffe to make a production for very unusual audience – prospective moms.
In the middle of the ocean the island of sorceress Alcina is hidden. Any traveler who gets there falls under her spell – she changes people into stones, animals and plants. Only heroic knight Ruggiero manages to avoid this fate. The great sorceress falls in love with him, while Bradamante, a bride of Ruggiero, sets off in search of him.